25th August 2021
Mangala’s untimely death is a deep personal loss to me, and above all, a loss to our nation. He has been instrumental in pushing national agendas ensuring equality and diversity always played a pivotal role.
As for me personally, he was supportive and encouraged me to take on the post as High Commissioner in Malaysia. He was always at the forefront of all my campaigns, working alongside my family, my supporters and myself. His ideologies and sense of far thinking whilst always putting a nation first will be more than a loss that we can all bear.
His more than large personality, sense of humour, his work ethics and love for the people of Sri Lanka will be forever missed by us all.
A. J. M. Muzammil
Governor of Uva Province