Ane khuhbuwanne, thopatath rajek inne; apata naetha inne, ehe nisaweni apa thawenne
“Oh ants, even you have a king; alas we don’t, that’s why we lament”
— said the patriotic poet, the late Tibetian Thero S. Mahinda.

Moments ago, listening to the Sri Lankan president speaking at the Independence Day celebrations, I realized that finally, we do have a king …

Maybe after all these centuries we truly have found our fabled prince Diyasena…

What a speech! It just blew my mind away.
Great statesmanship, and great balance- every single sentence, every word, chosen carefully to strike a chord at the heart of every patriotic Sri Lankan.

Simply love this president!