Lessons learnt of love and life
Janaka and Vajira Perera are no more – killed by a suicide bomber in a blast that claimed so many innocent lives and left a nation in shock and sorrow. Even as they face the future, bereft of their parents’ love and support, the way the four children Janek, Janushki, Shehara and Ashanka face their grief so stoically, with dignity and self respect, is a clear reflection of their upbringing by two exemplary parents. It is as if they had undergone a lifetime of training to face this tragic loss.
Our Very Own Iron Lady

The eyes are dim and the memories sketchy, ebbing and flowing. Naturally so -- for she reached the 100th milepost in the journey called life on October 8. Little whispers of her feisty and dynamic personality shine through on and off. With a trace of a smile on her lips she points to Suresh Kumar by her side and says playfully, “This is my elder brother”, but quickly adds, “Mage Putha. He is a good man”, to dispel any misconceptions.

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