Aluwihare, British Council, Chanaka Amaratunga, Chitty Ratwatte, Dayanthi Tennekoon, Dhara Wijesinha, Ena de Silva, Ladies College, Maduru Oya, Nirmali Hettiarachchi, Sabaragamuwa University, Shirley Perera, Talaimannar, Wasgamuwa Park, Wild Life Department
Another memorable loaf, as Ena called these meanders, was in 1992, with Nirmali Hettiarachchi, who did a lot of work with me at the British Council, and who had also become a fast friend of Ena’s over the years. This trip also had a wild life component, for it included the Wasgamuwa Park which had not yet properly opened, and also Maduru Oya, which was off limits to the public.
Our key to enter was Shirley Perera, who had joined Ena the previous year when she set up her Carpentry Training Workshop. He had initially come for a few days, to help also with the Exhibition that was held at the British Council to reintroduce her work to Colombo, and then he stayed on for over a decade. He still goes back to help when she has any major assignment to which he can contribute, and continues a regular on her trips to the jungle.