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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.

 

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