President Premadasa's mother

Perfection-manifestation-soul,
Mother Jayasinghe.
Aspiration-mountain-heart,
Mother Jayasinghe.
Dedication-fountain-life,
Mother Jayasinghe.
Determination-volcano-eye,
Mother Jayasinghe.
Renunciation-sacrifice within and without,
Mother Jayasinghe.

India's mystic wisdom-lore of yore:
"Janani janmabhumishcha
Swargadapi gariyasi."
"Mother and Mother Earth
Are superior to Heaven itself."
Premadasa's Mother Jayasinghe,
Premadasa's Motherland Sri Lanka,
To you both the poet in me prayerfully bows.