Fr. Donald and his wife Ariyaranee labored here during the many years of conflict in trying circumstances reaching out to the Sinhalese and Tamil communities and even to members of the Armed Forces and the Police.

The property was donated by the family to the Church and after the many years of war handed back by the Army in 2010.

With the generous assistance of Episcopal Relief and Development and ADM Architects, the family’s old house was renovated and extended to create a small Residential Centre to take forward the work begun by this late visionary priest.

A Memorial Plaque was unveiled by Bishop, following which there was a public meeting at which a portrait of  Fr. Donald and Ariyaranee Kanagaratnam was garlanded by a member of the family. Three trees were planted in commemoration by the Bishop and Mrs Harshini Canagasabey, the Archdeacon of Jaffna, Ven. Sam Ponniah and two members of the family of the late Fr. Donald.