Sunday, May 24, 2009

A soldier family rejoices: “We are free now”

By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe

(ST)M. A. Abeysundera, father of Corporal M. A. Sampath, was proud and relieved. Proud because he feels it was because of soldiers like his son that “we won the war”. Relieved because he feels he no longer has to live with apprehension about the fate of his son.

“Now we have no fear or worries. There was a time when we did not know whether we would see our son alive. When we watched TV, we would look for our son among the soldiers. Now that anxiety is no more,” said Mr. Abeysundera, who lives in a village in the Puttalam district. Full text Share on Facebook