(Note from Rick:)
"Anton was Godfather to my daughter Marissa, a very good man.
(Note from Cimi Suchontan, fellow journalist now with The Nation:)
"Anton was one of my oldest friends and colleagues in the newspaper world circa 1980s. He is legendary as a walking dictionary on sports globally, he knew the scores and names of everything. A genius, Anton was also very attached to alcohol and was frequently spotted at the Grand Prix on Patpong 1. He was one of the most popular newsmen in Bangkok (perhaps the most popular among expats).
He wrote beautifully and was a true authority, and today there is no one close to his stature. Anton was from Sri Lanka, a great gentleman even when toxed. He worked as Sports Editor at the Bangkok Post until 1978 or so. He then worked at The Nation in the same capacity until he died sometime in the Nineties. The last days of his career were laced with tragedy (his own inability to overcome mood swings and drinking).
......I remember there were two obituaries in both papers (The Nation and the Bangkok Post) when he died."