30 lost years

my colleage in batticaloa told me this about his life (he’s only 37). roughly 30 years this conflict between ltte and the sinhalese majority now scars the life, public as well as private. when he was 17 he had to flee his village, living 3 months in the jungle, because his life was in danger both from government and ltte – a potential terrorist or a forced recruit don’t face a really high expectancy of life.

so you can only speculate what life awaits those boys.


  1. What a sad thought. To look at the innocence of the children and to think of what may lie ahead for them is heartbreaking.

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