Born in Katana, Sri Lanka, on 9 January 1971, Bro. Lalith entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Dalugama, Kelaniya, on 1 July 1998. Taking his final vows in Negombo on 5 January 2020, he served as a minister at the Tertianship in Arrupe House, died on 16 November 2023, leaving an indelible mark on all who crossed his path.
His dedication to simplicity, warm disposition, and exceptional commitment inspired and guided those under his care. His service as the minister at the Tertianship at Arrupe House in Lewella showcased his exceptional qualities. All those who stayed there were deeply influenced by his unwavering commitment and remarkable dedication to his entrusted responsibilities.
Br. Lalith’s influence transcended the confines of the Jesuit community. He extended a helping hand to numerous individuals when they found themselves most in need. Gifted with an exceptional ability for public relations, Lalith embraced his vocation as a Brother in the Society of Jesus with profound joy and sincerity.
What set Lalith apart was not just his work but his greatest mission was to make others happy. This selfless commitment to the happiness of those around him became the hallmark of his life. His legacy of compassion, dedication, and joy in service will forever remain etched in our hearts. We will carry forward the lessons he imparted and strive to emulate the spirit of selfless service and genuine joy that defined his life and mission in the Society of Jesus.
– Milroy R. Fernando SJ