This is an old song which tells about the era which, Sri Lanka was a British Colony.
(Well.. I editted it a bit though.)
Even though this song tells about the British/ Holand/ Dutch invasions and consequences, now again it’s the time where this song is applicable to Sri Lanka.
Last week one of my friends met with an accident. Actually he just came to visit me, and some stupid bastard had crashed on to the parked car and fled. Didn’t even see the colour of that particular car.
Anyway… now this friend of mine is relatively new to the country. So there are huge financial difficulties for him since he is here with his wife and 1 year old kid. His car needed to be repaired and was estimated for $4,000. Surely he cannot afford this much of money!
He even haven’t got any food left at home because they were hoping to go on shopping after seeing me.
OK. Now.. no money to repair his car. No food at home. No any other way to go shopping. No way to go for work – hence no money to survive the week even. (Well.. This is the normal situation when you’re new to this country. You don’t have much savings in the account. You just live week by week.)
Then suddenly came another Sri Lanka – who is again new to the country (just 2 weeks). Offered a big amount of cash from what he had brought from Sri Lanka. Another Sri Lankan family has gone shopping for my friend and bought a whole lot of stuff for his family. Another Sri Lankan mechanic and came finally ad repaired the vehicle for just $500! (Whereas the initial estimate was $4000.)
I was wondering what happened…. I just couldn’t believe my self.. Sri Lankans willing to help an unknown guy. (Financially, human strength, goods, expertise etc.)
So I thought for myself…. If all the Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka behave like this, we will definitely see a great SRI LANKA. But what’s the matter? I mean why don’t these people behave like this in Sri Lanka when they behave like this in Australia?
Finally I thought… That song is applicable here as well…
“Sri Lankans do have humanity in a greater depth. But they cannot show it due to surrounding factors. Hence the people who has real Humanity in them, tend to leave Sri Lanka”