Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Change Is Gonna Come

TEARS & RAIN [Originally uploaded by Ciscophotography]
"ended a civil war lasting 25 years ... cost the lives of more than seventy thousand people"



game over [Originally uploaded by *northern star°]



A Change Is Gonna Come [Originally uploaded by Lina-Sydney]


Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty. (Quote by Ho Chi Minh) [Originally uploaded by insashi]

The SriLankan government announcement of victory over the liberation rebels has marked an entry in history as the end of 25years old civil war.
The Tigers had been fighting for a separate state for Tamils in the north and east of Sri Lanka since the 1970s.
About 80,000 people have been killed in the conflict and thousands displaced.

As Sunari Silva from Colombo comments on bbc, 
"The war on terror is over & as a Srilankan who grew up & lived with this war I am happy to see this day! There is a long road ahead & we will all have to work hard to heal the wounds, learn to trust & share with each other. At this point though I am curious to see if the LTTE sympathisizing Tamil diaspora who for 26 years funded a war so that their brethren in the island would fight & die for their "cause", would now be willing to donate generously to help the same Tamils rebuild their lives."

With the end of the war, lets hope peace prevails in this country and the government will address the minorities with equal rights.

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