Remarkable Stories from Pioneering Sri Lankan Women
Based on personal interviews, Pathways to the Peak, pays tribute to the vision and achievements of fourteen path-breaking Sri Lankan women. Authored by Shalini and Dinusha
Panditaratne, a mother-daughter team, the book highlights the journey of these pioneers to enter and excel in their respective fields, including in the arts, banking, commerce, education, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, sports and social activism. Their stories offer vivid insights into the many facets of their extraordinary success – their motivation and determination, trials and triumphs and lasting contributions to their country and professions. This is a book to inspire younger generations of women in Sri Lanka and beyond.
This rich collection of stories celebrates the courage and perseverance and achievement of fourteen extraordinary Sri Lankan women who made it to the top in our yet unequal world. They confirm the truth that paths are made by walking. The book is truly a labour of love and achievement – Bradman Weerakoon
Straddling a century of social change, this insightful book provides fascinating vignettes of fourteen amazing Sri Lankan women, and the creativity, courage and commitment that led each of these pioneers along their individual 'pathways to the peak' in an essentially male-dominated world – Dr Anila Dias Bandaranaike