We were saddened by the passing away of Prof. Sudatta Ranasinghe on 10th May, 2013. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of SLCDF from its inception in April 2003 until his demise. During the ten years of office he contributed immensely to the development of our organization. As an active member of the Board and with his expertise in the field of strategic management Prof. Ranasinsghe provided his input to the development of a 3-year Strategic Plan 2012-2015 for SLCDF. He regularly attended the meetings of the Board, despite discomfort latterly from a life threatening illness. He willingly provided his views for the betterment of the SLCDF and the poor. He presented a research paper at an international conference in December 2012 based on Galle, Matara and Hambantota districts. During the process of preparing the paper he interacted with the staff of SLCDF and their capacities were developed too. Prof. Ranasinghe with the knowledge he has acquired over 35 years in his professional capacity authored a publication ‘Managing in a Developing Context – Sri Lankan Perspectives’. May Professor Sudatta Ranasinghe attain the blissful State of Nibbana!