(with grateful acknowledgements to The Ceylankan (Australia) November 2007)
By Tissa Devendra
Lake View Hill in Kandy, seventy years ago, was a delightful mix of scattered trees waist-deep in pungent ‘maana’ grass with a steep red gravel road and stony footpaths which led up to the sprawling garden and rambling old bungalow of the Principal of Dharmaraja College. It became our family’s home at this time when Dharmaraja’s charismatic Principal Kularatne invited my father D.T. Devendra to join his teaching staff.