In Sri Lanka, several leaders who have had the vision to work toward a prosperous nation were cut off by prevailing circumstances. Globally esteemed statesmen from Sri Lanka include the late Lalith Athulathmudali, SWRD Bandaranayake, and Lakshman Kadirgamar. All three were transformational leaders who played a significant role in Sri Lankan society and the nation’s political life. The trifecta of tragedy is but another of many reflections of Sri Lanka’s brutal political culture. The following article was written by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Director General, Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), Sri Lanka.
Source: Sunday Times December 06, 2017 07:18 UTC