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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sri Lanka Has Lost one of its Greatests Sons: Memorial For Prof. W. P. Dayawansa

The country lost one of its greatest sons on the 18th of October 2006. One of the founder members of this site, Horn Prof. W. P. Dayawansa is no longer with us. He met with an untimely death due to illeness. He is survived by his wife Samanmalle, daughters Samantha and Tammy, sons Nuwan and Seth and brother Jayantha.

A memorial page is hosted by the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University where Daya, for all who knew him, made his services available untill his sudden death. He cared deeply about the people of Sri Lanka. He was always thinking of how best to serve the country. The service he has done to Sri Lankan education is multi faceted. The number of Sri Lankan students to whom he made available the opportunity, either directly or indirectly, for furthering their education would number into the hundreds. Daya is one of the past early Directors of LAcNet and they too are carrying a colomn on him. For those who wish to share their thoughts on Daya there is a Wiki hosted by the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University.

He dedicated his life to service, simplicity and education. May we have the strength to continue his dream.


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