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human rights advocate , priest

Benjamin Henry Miller, Sri Lankan priest, human rights advocate. Joined Society of Jesus (Jesuit), 1941. Founder, vice chairman Red Cross Branch, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, 1990; vice president, life member Batticaloa branch Cancer Society, 1988. Member Batticaloa Rotary Club (president 1979-1980, charter member National Council Peace and Harmony 1980-1983, chairman national committee overseas vols. 1987).

Background

Miller, Benjamin Henry was born on August 11, 1925 in New Orleans. Arrived in Sri Lanka, 1948. Son of Charles Tessier M. and Margaret Effie Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Spring Hill College, 1947. Philosophy, Spring Hill College, 1948. Licentiate of Sacred Theology, De Nobili College, Pune, India, 1955.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2002.

Career

Rector St. Michael's College, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, 1959-1970. Pastor Diocese Trinco, Sri Lanka, 1972-1976. Superintendent Kalkudah (Sri Lanka) Estate, 1977—2002.

Director, founder, president Eastern Technology Institute, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, 1990-1995. Treasurer Jesuit Fathers, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, 1960-1996. Founder, vice president Eastern Fisherises Enterprise, Batticaloa.

Speaker environmental seminary Eastern University Sri Lanka, 1992. Founder, member Council Religions, Batticaloa, 1960-2002. Founder, member Peace Committee, Batticaloa, compiler record missing persons, victims ethnic civil war.

Member advisory board Human Rights Task Force, Batticaloa, 1996. Government monitor Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission of Norwegian Ceasefire Agreement, 2002.

Achievements

  • Joined Society of Jesus (Jesuit), 1941.

Membership

Founder, vice chairman Red Cross Branch, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, 1990. Vice president, life member Batticaloa branch Cancer Society, 1988. Member Batticaloa Rotary Club (president 1979-1980, charter member National Council Peace and Harmony 1980-1983, chairman national committee overseas vols.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Environmental activity, motorcycling.

Connections

father:
Charles Tessier M.

mother:
Margaret Effie Smith