Dinesh Weerakkody will launch his fourth volume titled ‘In the Best Interest of my Country’ on July 3, at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
His third volume was published in 1996, the second volume in 1992 and the first volume in 1990.
The new volume has four chapters covering political, economic, HR and management articles and runs into 850 pages. The book also includes interviews with prominent business and political personalities published in the local and foreign media.
Dinesh Weerakkody in his Preface says, “As a fledgling writer in the late 80s, I was greatly inspired by leaders who epitomized morality and spoke the truth even if it meant forfeiting power and the good things which accompany it, that admirable ethic of accountability, the constant encouragement from many loyal readers and constructive feedback from many well-wishers motivated me to put together this current volume in the larger interest of society.”
The book boldly addresses some difficult issues that many ignore because of their complexity but these are so crucial to the fate of the nation. The insights into key national issues are eye openers. There is a clear desire on the part of the author to also share his academic and business experiences, to help professionals in their own drive to deliver greater value to their organisations.
Professor Dave Ulrich at the Ross Business School of the University of Michigan and one of the most influential international thought leaders in HR in his foreword says, “This book will not just be a must read but a must use for any leader who wants insights into how to use innovative ideas in a pragmatic way.”
Julian Birkinshaw, Deputy Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the prestigious London Business School, says, “The book provides a provocative and challenging view for leaders in the public and private sectors.” The book will be launched on July 3 and will be on sale from the 5th instant. It is priced at Rs.2000 and will be in aid of strengthening the educational facilities of a university.