ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 38

A sense of fairplay in both his professional and personal life

Justice P. Ramanathan

I would like to salute and pay tribute to a great, humble and generous person, Justice P. Ramanathan. He is fondly remembered as “Rama" and “Uncle Rama” by our family.

He was highly respected, not only in the professional world, but also amongst the common folk who came in contact with him. He lived for others and went out of his way to help others.

Even when he was unwell, he was always positive in his outlook. He gave so much hope to all those around him. He tackled difficult situations in his public life with courage and confidence. There was a sense of balance in his decisions.

His eloquence cannot be matched in this day and age. Few are as articulate as our Rama. He had so much pride and joy in all that he did. We were so privileged to be his close friends. His abundance of humour made us laugh all the time.

His wife Mano brought tremendous joy to him. It goes without saying that much of his success and achievements were attributable to her unflinching support.

Rama was a humane gentleman at all times. A fearless and courageous son of Mother Lanka, he was one of the greatest public figures Sri Lanka has produced in recent times. May his soul rest in peace and dignity.

By Dhushyanthi Vedarvanam.

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