Nihal (Baila) Samarasinhe............
Yet to see a man like Nihal Samarasinhe
by Ravi Sathasivam
Although, known to dear and near ones as Nihal
but he was known to his close friends as BAILA.
A good planter of yesterday is no more with us today
but his fond memories will cherish in our heart forever
His absence shows us how important man he was
Not only he was a great rugby player
but also a good coach for younger generation
Neither problems worried him nor pain ever hurt him
He never expressed his sorrows to others
but his words were enough to make others laugh
He was a king by heart and led his life of his own
He never hurt anyone either spoken evil about others
He was stronger believer of 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine'
He imparted same belief in others to live the life
Though not a frequent visitor to Church, God heard his silent prayers
Our heart knows how much we miss him and tears keep rolling down
But he walked through the heaven gate with a smile
Let us pray for his soul to rest in peace.