Reverend Fr. Leon Gerard Babapulle, OMI who was serving as an Assistant Parish Priest at Grand Street in Negombo, Sri Lanka, was summoned to everlasting rest on 06 March 2023 at the age of 66. The Funeral Ceremony was held at St. Mary’s church, Grand Street, Negombo on Saturday Saturday 07 March 2023 presided over by Very Revd. Fr. Roshan J. L. Silva, OMI, the Provincial Superior of the Oblate Province of Colombo. The homily was delivered by Revd. Fr. Irwin H. Morais, OMI. Thereafter, the burial took place at the General Cemetery, Borella.