Our National Anthem
Now there is a rising Sun in the horizon of Lanka, we should make
sure another Prabhakaran and another LTTE is not born again.
On looking back most of us know 1983 riots. I was not in Sri Lanka at
that time, and my only information was the documents. I have to agree
that the Government at that time was responsible for this and according
to the book Broken Palmyrah several then ministers have a direct
involvement in it.
Unfortunately these things have gone into record books and cannot be
However we have a future to look forward to... We cannot drown in our
As far as I can see there is no discrimination for the Tamils. The
Army which was not disciplined those days are a well disciplined lot
thanks to the high command. I lived in Sri Lanka in late 1960s, and I
have travelled in Yal Devi in 1969 from Fort to Velwetithurai. I did not
see any Prabhakaran then. Oh my Lanka I hope I can enjoy those days
I have some thing to add. All nationalities should live like brothers
again. I propose to add a verse in Tamil to our National Anthem. DR.
SARATH GUNATUNGA, New Zealand