Wednesday, December 26, 2012

'Tearful memories' in Sri Lanka

Sajini Chandrasekera
It was December 26, 2004 -- the day after Christmas.  Many parts of the world were observing Boxing Day.  As holiday celebrations got underway in South Asia, people visiting and living there had no idea that devastation was looming.

An underwater earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered a horrific tsunami.  According to the UK's Daily Mail, more than 230,000 people died as powerful waves hit the coasts of nations surrounding the Indian Ocean.  Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, and India bore the brunt of the destruction. In Sri Lanka, the tsunami took some 40,000 lives.

Sajini Chandrasekera, an English blogger in Sri Lanka, has written a post that could be many families' tale -- the story of loved ones perishing in an ambush with little or no warning.  The tsunami may have happened eight years ago, but memories remain vivid.

Sajini is a powerful writer.  I highly recommend her post, Tearful Memories.

1 comment:

S A J Shirazi said...

What a tribute to a beautiful writer.