Chanakya Dissanayake

By Echelon.

Published on January 12, 2015 with No Comments


Copal Amba’s country head is a daredevil on his bike, but cowers in front of his wife.

What one word would describe you?

What are you most passionate about?

What do you fear the most?
My wife

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Living a happy life

What is your greatest regret?
Not having made the time to attend California Superbike School’s training sessions while visiting the US, despite wanting to do that nearly all my life

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

What is your favourite journey?
My regular trip from Kumana to Kebiliththe during peak monsoon rains

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My overly large head

What is your most marked characteristic?

What is your most treasured possession?
My motorcycles

What is your natural talent?
My ability to develop passionate, obsessive interests in seemingly unrelated things

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What do you wish you had right now?
More time

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
President Theodore Roosevelt, who spent his lifetime obsessively pursuing his law making, war making
and jungle exploration interests

Whom do you look up to?
Many, actually. The list is too long and random to mention. I am drawn to people with deep, passionate interests.

What would you be doing in 20 years?

What is your motto?
“Why tiptoe through life to arrive at death’s door safely?”


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