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June 4, 2001

Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian,
Alderman Library

Dear Karin,
     I write to record my appreciation of the Library in general, and two members of the staff whom I consult frequently, Phil McEldowney and Sajjad Yusuf. While both these fine members your staff have been of exceptional service, I would like to make particular mention Phil McEldowney with whom I naturally interact more because he is the Library's coordinator for Anthropology. Phil has unfailingly responded to every bibliographic request with ability, efficiency, courtesy and cheerfulness. He has brought to his work a professionalism and dedication that matches any I have seen anywhere in the world. I am certain that this is a view shared by all who have had the pleasure of working with Phil.
     I recently had the pleasure of recording in print my appreciation of the Library. A xerox copy is enclosed.
     With best wishes for an enjoyable summer,

Yours sincerely,

H.L.Seneviratne Professor

The Work of Kings

The New Buddhism in Sri Lanka

H. L. Seneviratne

The University of Chicago Press
Chicago and London

Preface xiii

     I wish to thank the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL), The Upali Group of Newspapers, the Sunday Times, and photographers Sriyantha Walpola, Denzil Pathiraja, Ajit Seneviratne, Cyril Vimalasurendra, and Sudath Malaweera for their assistance in obtaining photographs.

     I wish to thank Phil McEldowney and Sajjad Yusuf of the Alderman Library, University of Virginia, for their unrivalled professionalism and courtesy in responding to my numerous bibliographical requests. Valuable bibliographic assistance was also provided by the LEO service of the Alderman Library. David Brent and Richard Allen guided the progress of this work through the press with care, interest, and the highest standards of editorial expertise. I would also like to record my appreciation of the enthusiastic work of Betsy Solaro.

     I wish to thank the Fulbright Faculty Research program and the WennerGren Foundation for Anthropological Research for providing funds that enabled me to take leave from normal duties for purposes of extended fieldwork.

     Parts of this work were presented at various academic fora including the . . .

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