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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

A Tribute to Sri Lankans’ Ambassador in Thailand

Letter to the Editor

The closure of Swarnabhoomi Airport in Bangkok recently due to the political unrest which prevailed in Thailand and the protest of People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) for nearly one week affected very many foreigners who happened to visit the country during this period. The travelers all over the world suffered severely in many respects.

I too was among them, but was fortunate not to have been affected severely; because I was with Professor Carlo Fonseka, the eminent medical professor, I had the fortune to stay at the residence of the Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Thailand until we returned home safely in a special flight. We will never forget the hospitality of the Ambassador, His Excellency Professor J.B. Dissanayake and Mrs. Dissanayake and even their support staff. Everybody who listens to this witty, kind and simple Ambassador could realize that he is indeed suitable to that position not only academically, but also as a human being with fine qualities!

We saw how vigorously and tirelessly he went to see the Sri Lankans stranded there everywhere in Bangkok and tried to mitigate their suffering and relieve them by dispatching them to Sri Lanka as early as possible. We saw how he visited the tentatively arranged airport and looked into the problems of our own people.

We are ever grateful to his Excellency and his staff, for their services to our people.

M. Peiris - Maharagama

- Asian Tribune -

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