Dr. P.A. Kiriwandeniya

The Leader of Sanasa Movement


SANASA’s visionary leader, Dr. P.A. Kiriwandeniya is a man whose commitment is legendary within the country. Few leaders in the history of successful social movements possess such diverse skills and abilities as Dr. Kiri. He has shown a capacity to find a practical but honourable method to accomplish what needs to be done.

Dr. Kiriwandeniya possesses an unusual combination of leadership skills. He can be an animator of public discussions in both small and large groups. Equally, he can be a superb communicator through addresses that often keep the attention of an audience for hours. He is always in part a teacher — as much concerned with what is being learned as with what is immediately accomplished. He moves easily back and forth between the people of Sri Lanka and the international co-operative movement. He is a perceptive observer of trends in international development circles and is able to comprehend when those trends can be honestly accommodated to the longstanding objectives of the SANASA movement. Over the years he has earned an unsullied reputation as a spokesperson for the full range of Sri Lankan society. Few leaders in the history of successful social movements possess such diverse skills and abilities.

Here we salute our visionary leader, Dr. Kiriwandeniya. Thank you for your contributions to our society.

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