Sunday, May 24, 2009

There’s both pain and happiness

(ST)The mother of Thiwanka Tissera, a D.S. Senanayake schoolboy who died in the LTTE suicide attack in Fort last year, shares her feelings as the war ends
By Isuri Kaviratne, Pix by Saman Kariyawasma

This was a week of unprecedented celebrations for many, but for the mother of 17- year old Thiwanka Tissera it was a poignant moment.

Thiwanka along with seven other fellow students of D.S. Senanayake College was killed on February 3 when a suicide bomber blew herself up at the Fort Railway Station. Ramani Peiris, Thiwanka’s mother, said she felt relief when she heard the news that the war had ended because such a tragedy would no longer befall any other son of any other mother in any part of the country. Full text Share on Facebook