(from reuters.com source Philip Pullella, Editing by Mark Trevelyan:)
“Colombo was elected to the constituent assembly that wrote the new constitution after a referendum in 1946 chose to end the monarchy and establish a republic. … leader of the now-defunct Christian Democrats for nearly four decades. He served as prime minister for 18 months from 1970 to 1972 and held various portfolios in his long career, including treasury minister and foreign minister.”
The end of an age, that should remind us that the country made it trough way worse times. Maybe the republic needs a bit of return to the origins, not so much in the sense of going back in history, but more towards simpler, more economical and more honest political structure.