He was the Farmers' Friend
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Sri Lanka, Sept. 17 -- Hector Kobbekaduwa can be described as one of the most indelible heroes in recent history, who joined the noble Kandyan Jananayaka Veeravaliya like Ven. Wariyapola Sumangala Thera and Weera Keppetipola Disawe. Hector Rajakaruna Senevirath Bandara Kobbekaduwa was born on August 29, 1916 into a great generation of the Kandyan dynasty that took the lead against the imperialists to save the country and Buddhism.
His father was Dr. Tikiri Banda Kobbekaduwa, a descendant of a leader of the Uva Wellassa Rebellion. His father who graduated from the University of London as a medical practitioner was the first Western physician to be born in the upcountry. Dr. Tikiri Banda Kobbekaduwa passed away suddenly while working at th...
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