|Wednesday, 26 November 2003|
|Features||Today's Top Story|
Lalith Athulathmudali - capturing targets of opportunity
in a blazing trail
He was the ultimate intellectual; our country has known no other.
Striding the lofty halls of Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, he did not rest
on his laurels but came back to serve his country - it can even be said
now, he came back home to die! From a brilliant solitude full of stars to
the starless solitude of darkness a star fell! Lalith Athulathumudali is
dead! Ten years ago, the news reverberated and stilled a nation.
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