distinguished stars of the galaxy of heroes
“Of the many heroes who are remembered in numerous ways and who will live in our hearts and minds of a grateful nation, Anagarika Dharmapala shines as the brightest star among many other distinguished stars of the galaxy of heroes”.
“Awake ! Oh Sinhalese !”, was his cry from town to town, village to village. He shook Ceylon with his oratorical wrath and the use of the media to reach the masses, setting up his own press and writing copious articles to newspaper and Buddhist journals, in Sinhala and English, here and in England. He was the writer, printer, publisher. It worked. The Sinhalese got up again.