sri lanka civil war
Instead of asking our parents to change, why don't we change the situation that caused our parents to change -- poverty? Poverty in Sri Lanka has left many children on the streets scavenging for food, or should we say crumbs. What if I told you for $20 you can buy change -- change in the form of a future.
"Shoot! I am telling you, shoot! Shoot and run!" Seelan was demanding that his childhood friend Aruna kill him and escape. Aruna saw tears in Seelan's eyes as Aruna pointed the gun and fired. This would be the catalyst for one of the most damaging periods in Sri Lankan history.
The arguments for reconciliation, while commendable in principle, have mutated into a rather immoral and circular conversation-stopper. In its present form, reconciliation is a kind of post-war pacifism that is too convenient for the victor, and ultimately disrespectful to the innocent.