SELECTED POLITICAL WRITINGS OF MERVYN DE SILVA
By E. Vijayalakshmi
Mervyn de Silva became one of few, sober voices of sanity in a country gone mad with hatred and violence. His death, a month before Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam’s assassination and a year after Charles Abeyesekere’s death, left Sri Lanka Bereft of a towering intellectual personality whose ideas wielded influence and whose writings could guide the political leadership in new directions. Many people will miss Mervyn de Silva in the corridors of power and in the press briefings, asking the unaskable questions and providing a coherent analysis of our turbulent political reality. This volume is an attempt to keep his voice alive so that the next generation will have the benefit of his analysis.