About Sarath Amunugama
Sarath Amunugama, our father, is a Sri Lankan national icon. He is well known in the country for his contribution as a public servant, a scholar, a media specialist and a politician.
Our father has always maintained that his achievements were made possible by the excellent education that he was lucky enough to obtain. He is fascinated by ideas and intellectual debate. His father, our grandfather Walter Muthu Banda Amunugama, himself was fortunate to catch the eye of his maternal uncle H.B. Ellepola who was one of the earliest Sinhalese to become an Inspector of Police. Ellepola had married an heiress connected to the Attygalle family of Madapatha. As they had no children, they had brought up our grandfather in a state of affluence which would not have been possible in his native village in Harispattuwa. Thus the Amunugama household always had a culture of hybridity which was characteristic of most leading Kandyan homes.