Commemorating a great poet
Minister Wimal Weerawansa addressing the 50th commemorative
meeting of late Sagara Palansuriya
Local poets have rendered yeoman service for the freedom struggle in
our country. The great poet and politician, the late Sagara Palansuriya
(Keyas) was one of them, said Construction, Engineering Services,
Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa.
He was addressing the 50th commemorative meeting of the late Sagara
Palansuriya a great poet and politician.
"Present society is controlled by money and the social and spiritual
values have deteriorated. Internal peace, joy and wisdom can only be
achieved by literature," the Minister said.
"Great poets succeeded in changing society through their creations.
Although Keyas was not of our generation, we have studied his poems
which were considered as highly aesthetic creations," he said.
The meeting was organised by the Keyas Creations Sansadaya and held
at Tower Hall under the patronage of Minister Weerawansa.
The sons of Sagara Palansuriya, Keerthi Vijaya Palansuriya, Lakwijaya
Palansriya and Geethakumara Palansuriya - garlanded great poet's statue
at the commencement of the meeting. A website, www.keyas.lk was also
launched at the event.