Summary: Sri Lakan American gardener and wife of prominent Chicago-area Purna Jiwan South Asian Ministry pastor and Evangelical Lutheran minister Rev. Eardley Mendis who was among one of more than 20 American tourists 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 she was visiting family and friends with her 23-year-old daughter Eranthie Mendis near a beach-resort town in Sri Lanka.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka