Till we meet again - Goodbye lasantha
Not even in my wildest dreams would I have thought that my last few words penned on behalf of 'The Sunday Leader' was to be of our beloved editor-in-chief.
Lasantha was more of a friend and a brother to me than a boss. His self belief and confidence, which he instilled in us from our early days in journalism made most of us what we are today.
When ever trouble cropped up either at work or on a personal note Lasantha was never short of time to be by our side.
Lasantha believed in team work and groomed young blood into the field of journalism.
From our days at No. 65 Ward Place to No. 24, Katukurunduwatta Road the path was never rosy nor sweet.
Yet we had our LEADER 'Lasantha' fighting for the cause of ensuring independent journalism at every possible turn.
Goodbye dear brother for your ever lasting pleasant smile is only a memory.
Thank You Lasantha for standing by us at any cost.
- Ranil Prematilake