Arthur C. Clarke
The Fountains of Paradise
To the still unfading memory ofLESLIE EKANAYAKE (13 JuIy 1947 – 4 July 1977) only perfect friend of a lifetime, in whom were uniquely combined Loyalty, Intelligence and Compassion. When your radiant and loving spirit vanished from this world, the light went out of many lives.
NIRVANA PRAPTO BHUYAT
Politics and religion are obsolete; the time has come for science and spirituality.
Sri Jawaharlal Nehru, to the Ceylon Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, 15 October 1962.