Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Desmond de Silva (1963 – 2005)


Desmond de Silva, born in Matara, is one of Sri Lanka's greatest entertainers, he is known as the 'King of Baila.
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Desmond de Silva
Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder affecting so many around the world. Autism is not mental illness, these children and adults think differently. Albert Einstein they say was autistic. How many in the audience know that there are 38,000 autistic people in Sri Lanka? So we as entertainers, urge you all to ‘speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.’ Lets spread awareness of autism, particularly when numbers of autistic children are rising and we urge our government to also provide public services – who knows we may even produce Albert Einsteins if we provide education, health, specialist speech therapy for autistic children in our lovely island....
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