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War, Peace And Victory Celebrations

By sanjeewam - Sat May 14, 3:09 pm

by Ashanthi Warunasuirya

Seven years have passed since the guns were finally silenced marking the end of Sri Lanka’s 30 year war. Accordingly, for the seventh consecutive time, we Sri Lankans are preparing to celebrate the war victory.

However, behind the colourful banners, the pomp and pageantry of victory celebrations, there are some issues that still remain unaddressed. Are we really enjoying the fruits of peace? What have we done to prevent conflict from erupting in the future? What has happened to the many victims of war? These are a few among many questions that require our immediate attention.

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