The late Kulatunga de Silva was a man of excellent character, and known to many. He was a generous and deeply humane person. People like him are rare. I am proud to have had the privilege of knowing him and associating with him closely, until his departure. I first met him at the Teacher Training College in Maharagama, where he started his career as a senior lecturer.
He came from a respected, upper-class family. Despite his background, he treated everyone equally and impartially, from those in high places to the poorest and humblest.
I expect his children to follow in the footsteps of their caring and loving father.
I mourn the demise of my dearest friend. His passing is an irreparable loss to his family and friends.