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Presidents of SUNFO
"As is a tale, so is life, not how long it is, but how good it is," wrote Seneca. One may grow old by the years that one has lived, but one keeps young by the events and achievements of enduring value that are packed into one's life.
His profound knowledge in English literature, his brilliance as Director of Lasallian English Academy and his significant service in the field of religion and above all his high moral character marks him out as one of the greater Lankans of modern times.
As a De La Salle Brother for the last 50 years he has discharged his responsibilities with unsurpassed distinction and unsullied honour. It is very often said that "great men whether great social or religious workers differ from common man only in one thing. They give life a meaning, a purpose and dedicate themselves to that purpose.
Indeed, Brother Baptist Croos is an exceptional human being with exemplary character who translates thoughts and intentions into action, passion with reality and every minute with valuable moments.
In fact, Brother Baptist Croos is a God's gift to mankind. Further, while being highly disciplined and remaining very religious, traditionally and culturally rich he has an open mind and is receptive to contemporary ideas for the sake of his cause.
He was born on June 1, 1939 at Vankalai in Mannar. On completion of his secondary education he followed a Diploma course in Journalism in Colombo on February 1965. Thereafter, he proceeded to France and obtained a Diploma in Catechesis on May 1969.
Thereafter he joined the University of Punjab, Pakistan and got a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A) in English, French and German. He followed a special course in Lasallian spiritually in Rome, Italy and three months' course in Theology in Bangalore, India. In December 1991, he got a Master's Degree (MA) in Religious Education from ISFA, Colombo and Doctorate in Education on September 1993 from DLSU, Manila, Philippines.
Since its inception in 1999, SUNFO has continued steadfastly in its mission to unite all peoples into a movement working for the well- being, harmony and peace of mankind according to the principles of the United Nations.
It has witnessed a transition of Sri Lankan Consciousness as it continued to battle with Tsunamis and a protracted war which left many scars on the psyche of the nation.
Whatever the obstacle may be ,Sri Lankans are known to have a resilience to start again with greater determination . This characteristic which it has inherited from a glorious past spanning several millennia has given us a hope for tomorrow when the economic downturn and the ecological disasters engulfing the world have left many without any hope.
SUNFO’s continued forward march and optimism for a better tomorrow has been founded on sound ethical and spiritual principles which treat people as members of a large family of humanity sans any ethnic, racial, social, political or sectarian discrimination.
These noble ideals that have been a beacon light for a decade, to which we unequivocally subscribe for the next decades to come, will positively usher an environment where all of us will be able to live with peace and dignity fostering joy and a sense of brotherhood.
Sri Lanka is at a point of transition and I extend this invitation to all Sri Lankans living here and abroad to join hands with us and walk along a dignified path of love, peace, joy and non-violence to create a better tomorrow for all generations to come and leave a legacy that the new generations would be proud of.
Prof.Lakshman is a Member of the Board of Directors of several reputed local and international organisations and an Attorney-at-Law & a Transpersonal Psychologist with an abiding interest in Consciousness, Cognition, Human rights & Therapeutic Jurisprudence which he has been teaching for several years. He serves as the Secretary General of the Chamber of Chartered Java Professionals International Athens , Greece, and the Chairman Board of Trustees and Vice President Legal & Strategy of ACA USA . He is the Graduate chair Psychology Business School of the Americas. Recently he was appointed to the Academic Board of the Assessment committee of EDU based in Brussels. He is the Vice President of Asia Pacific Association of Psychology:He is also the Vice President Strategy at Brain Technology and Neuroscience Research Centre.
His research interests include assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders. His work on psychopathology emphasizes information processing models that describe the role of attention and the impact of the cognitive processes on interpersonal functioning. His research on psychotherapy outcome includes the mechanisms underlying cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders, and adapting protocols developed for research to non-research clinical settings. Some of these findings he shared at the International congresses held every year. He is the pioneer of e-Consciousness ; an eight dimensional model of transformation.
He has around 20 research publications and four books to his credit including ”Organizational Behavior” ,“Clinical Psychology” and a 12-volume set on “World Religions. The first two volumes covering Buddhism and Christianity were released in 2004.Click for website