I am…

I am the hot tropical sun, that shines on the long green grass… I am his rays, white-hot, shimmering, blinding bright…. I am the moist-laden wind that makes the mango tree whisper…and her many tales brought form teh azure Indian ocean…

I am the un-ending vista of a mountain plateu, 7000ft. above sea level, I am the smallest flower in the midst of that carpet of green, & the silent rock pool nestled in the hills… I am virgin rainforest, where single beams of sunlight make golden dapples in the permanent semi-darkness of the forest floor. I am the singing, whistling, growling, croaking & infinite sounding noisy silence of these forests, and the gurgle of the silver streams, the roar of the misty waterfalls & the ebb& flow of the rivers.

I am the never-ending sea… & the brown men & women that live on its white gold shores.. I am the sould of a poor woman watching her husband sail out in to the sunset…and her smile when he returns in the morning, with his catch of silver fish..

I am the 20 million sun-tanned faces, the multitude of languages… the farmer in the golden rice field, the lonely man in the tree hut, watching over his chena of vegetables in the dry zone, his torch burning bright & his vocie raised high in song… I am the child striving to learn through hardships, the student in the hallowed halls of a University, the young & carefree dancing the night away in a modern metropolis by the sea.

I am the 3 millennia of history, rock fortresses, giant temples & kovils brave Kings, settlers, invaders, colonialists….

And so I am… the Shot-hued sunset, that 20 million pairs of eyes stop to absorb, and revel in each end-of-day… for the utter magnificence of colour & majesty….

I am also the silent night under the million stars & the pale white moon…The tiniest creature of the night to the brown mouse owl that flies in search of prey. I am the grey mist over the paddy field & swamp as morning breaks again…

I am Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean…

But must I be the ocean’s tear-drop? Must I be a mother whose children die of hatred, whose blood seeps into my sand from the bullet wounds by his brother?

Must I be prostituted by ruthless men who care not for my well being or that of my children?…those who will care for only themselves & theirs…not us all! Why must they lead my children?

Why can ther not be peace? Old wounds wil heal with time…. don’t rub in the salt of hatred… Rub in the ointment of friendship, strive to understand…commit to peace… I am the mother of all… you are all my progeny… and I cannot be divided… only shared!

Be committed to peace!

– Nipuni S.

In memory of a fragile peace deal torn to shreds…let’s try now to find a new solution among the youth of today for a peace we can all respect & commit to….

Nipuni is a Core Group Member of Beyond Borders and an undergraduate  student of Law. 

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Posted on 01/04/2008, in Identity, Peace-Conflict-Governance, Sri Lanka, Youth-Culture-Society and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. thekillromeoproject

    Nice sentiments expressed.

  2. What utter unadulterated garbage. What’s the point you’re trying to make? What illegal substances have you taken before writing this?

    “Must I be prostituted by ruthless men who care not for my well being or that of my children?”

    Aw that’s rich, coming from a piece of rotten catmeat being pimped by the peacenik ngots.

    I’m a law student and you belong in a hippie stoner camp nipuni, not in a law school.

  3. What the f*** were you made of you idiot justmal.. Dont you understand English.

    Nipuni’s refernce is to obviously the politicans.. I have no doubt that you belong to a much worser mould.. A mould to which people like even Mervyn would not want to belong to..

    One of the things that you first need to learn is basic decency.. If the aussie uni where you are studying law cant even teach you that its quite disgusting. I am sure no education can make you any better. You just have a lot of time on the internet and you have a love for bull shitting. Go find something better to do justmal.

  4. i agree with aachcharya…”go find something better to do”
    I agree with nipuni’s words as it for me depicts the sorrows of those who suffer due to many who use the innocence for their own personal gain..which is pathetic.. and makes everyone wonder when would it end..

  5. I see Justmal does have much time to waste on the internet, and has he not learned to study the basic principles of law…
    See…this is possibly an example of why Peace has not been an achievable objective for us… No one seems to respect the other’s right to express themselves in whatever manner they see fit…as far I see, I haven’t really insulted any MODERATE sentiments of Sri Lankans who want peace & are willing to be committed to it. extremists are not in my consideration.
    This was spoken in the context of Sri Lanka….. Sri Lanka speaking!
    Thanks those who actually understand the deep disappointment I feel at the loss of a chance for Real peace.

  6. Achcharya is an old friend of mine. We call him the green snake for his venomous disposition and strange dietary habits.

    What sorrow should I feel for the Tamil terrorist bastards being kfired to smithereens. Why haven’t they put the Snake in Boossanamo Bay camp yet?

  7. ~The Nut Cracker~

    It’s not only achcharya Justmal,a few others believe you don’t belong here.

  8. Okay, either you’ve written utter gibberish, or something completely profound. Either way, I don’t get any of it.

    And justmal seems a retard, and reading his blog made this part clear to me.

    What I can’t comprehend, is why some people (Probably you too Nipuni) want the country to remain a unitary state. Isn’t the right to self governance recognized at your place which speaks of “Identity, Diversity and Active Global Citizenship”?

    How naive are you?

  9. Dear Maggi,

    Where on earth was anyone talking about a unitary state?

    Regards,
    Deane.

  10. Justmal go Die!no one wants you here!!if its too deep for ur p brain keep ur pie hole shut!
    and nipuni brilliant work!!keep up the good work!!give no attention to looser haters!

    peace.
    x

  11. hollow accusations made my de-intellects such as Justmal, reflect ones inability to grasp a piece of writing which is rich in true meaning..long story kept short..keep the two sense two urself and let the people who use thier brains do the talking!
    well done to the writer.. the phrasing uve used on certain occasions have, helped u to make ur arguments more concrete.
    wish u luck for ur work ahead!

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