In conversation with Surangi Ariyawansa, Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights
In Mathota, the coastal line yields pure white pearls, the harbor is connected to the beginning of Buddhist civilization of Sri Lanka, the port is written in history as the place from where the sacred sapling of Sri Maha Bodhiya tree was brought to the island.
The bugle echoes over the hills of Mihintale. A sound of melancholy for everyone, irrespective of ethnic differences. The mothers, wives, sisters and family members of unsung heroes who died a decade ago, moan for their kith and kin.
The Catamaran recently spoke with Dilmi Fathima, a Muslim seamstress from Kurunegala who makes clothes for the Sinhala women in her community. Her work has become the glue that bonds her community together despite racial and religious differences among her and her clientele.
The Catamaran looked to leaders and followers from various walks of faith to gather their views on reconciling as a nation, following the ethnic unrest post Easter Sunday attacks.