Rev. Ranjith S. Fernando
Summary: longtime senior Methodist minister and president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sri Lanka since 2000 who had recently translated the Lutheran Confessions into one of the native languages of his country and became among one of more than thousands of people reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on a safari trip with his wife Dharshani Amerasinghe at a wildlife national park in Sri Lanka.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka