Senevirathne of Ampitiya, Kandy passed away recently at the mature age
of 87. At the time of his retirement he was an administrative officer at
the Department of Agriculture Peradeniya.
After his retirement about nine years ago, his colleagues formed an
Association titled 'Education and Agriculture friends Association'
comprising 30 members. He was the only member who attended all the
meetings. He took a fancy to send birthday cards, vesak cards and new
year cards to every member of our Association.
Whenever a member fell sick, he was the first person to visit and
spend hours with his kind and soothing words.
He was also a raconteur and most of his stories were based on his
experiences in various Departments he served. He never had enemies.
Although Nelson and Rita belonged to two different religions, they
respected each other's religion, and always visited the temple and the
His death is an irreparable loss to all those who knew him. May he
attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana.