Friday, September 22, 2006

"My mother is sick in Jaffna. But I am unable to go to my home town to see her. I feel very sad for not being able to see my mother. Jaffna is completely cut off from other parts of world.

Death is immediate in Jaffna, whereas death is bit delayed in Colombo. People get shot quite often in Jaffna, but people get abducted very often in Colombo. Death is decided by seconds in Sri Lanka.

Peace should be the priority. But it should not go behind privileges. There are many, who take peace for various advantages. Peace should not be bargained. Peace should be for people, not for politicians" says Balasundaram Nirmanusan (26), Jaffna District Co-ordinator for People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL)