Happy Sinhala/Tamil New Year! இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்! සුභ අලුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා!

 

THAYALAN, Illinois :

Today’s a day of solidarity, a day we should see ourselves as a Sri Lankan people or at least as human beings.
It is a day to appreciate that we’re still alive and among the companionship of our family and friends.
To highlight the bond between our communities through our culture and shared experiences.
To remind us of the loved ones who perished over the years.
To remind us of our past mistakes. [Read more…]

After the Resolution

Gaya : Well here’s an interesting scenario I picked up from the random commentary floating around :

By David Blacker

Maybe the GoSL set the tone of the debate :

1. It set up an LLRC to fact-find, then criticized the facts and the method of finding them.

2. Then, when the US pushed us to implement the LLRC recommendations, we resist, and call them nasty names.

3. The US invites us to be a part of drafting a document that will ask us to do what our own commission recommends, but we refuse, in spite of the fact that human rights activists condemn the resolution as pointless. [Read more…]

Pradeep Jeganathan : Forgive, but do not Forget

Forgive “What about the beginning and middle, is my question, though simple in construction, grave and serious in its import.

Surely, from the burning of the public library in Jaffna, to the massacre of pilgrims at the sacred Bo tree in Anuradhapura, to the massacre of women and children in Sathurukondan,

to the killing of worshippers in the mosques in Kattankudy, there are the most inhuman and vicious atrocities that punctuate the unremitting brutality of our civil war. No list would be complete, my four events are simply, and obviously, a sampler. [Read more…]