Sunday, December 7, 2008

Patriotism running in the family

"When I was a young boy, my eldest brother Sergeant Ranjith Tillekeratne who was serving in the Army at that time would come home for the holidays and advise me to join the Army saying that true fighters and brave men were trained to protect our motherland", he reminisces. Sadly, when Dimuth was ten years old, news from the Army came that his elder brothers Sergeant Ranjith Tillekeratne and Private Manjula Samankumara were missing. They were last reported seen at the Kilinochchi Base where about 200 Army personnel were present.

"When we first heard that they were missing, we went to the Army Headquarters to seek more information with the help of my third brother Lance Corporal Shantha Sisilakumara who was serving in the Army at the 70W Regiment during that time", said the Private. Full Text