⦁ Many Sacrifices were made at the Aragalaya
⦁ Heroic effort of climbing a tall post to hoist the national flag
⦁ young old all suffered to achieve victory goals
A sad story about a young man who was killed in an accident and died was widely circulated on social media, which deeply saddened many. He was returning from the July 9th final landmark protest in Sri Lankan history.
This young man rose to prominence after climbing a lamppost at the Galle Face ‘araglaya’ and hoisting a national flag. At that moment, he said, “This is my last journey….My last wish,” and climbed the very tall lamp post to hoist the National flag. On his way home from aragalaya that day, he was hit by a train at Allawa railway station.
To celebrate the estacy, he hoisted the national flag in such a hight amidst the loud cheers and applause of the crowd gathered and worshiping the flag once the protestors captured the presidential palace at colombo fort, temple trees, and presidential secretraiat.
The incident left an indelible imprint on many people’s minds, and one such person stated that when he wanted to know who this person was, he came to know his whereabouts and discovered he is a resident of Allawwa kudumulla, known as caminda Lal kumara, aged 39.
He was working in a bakery to make ends meet for his family. He had not informed his wife that he would be visiting the aragalaya. Many people learned about him after his death from posts on social media.
‘Dear Chamnda, the villagers affectionately referred to you as’manju’ or chaminda. Because you love your motherland, you hoisted the national flag on the lamppost on July 9th and worshiped.
You planned to leave a better country for your unborn children. You have gone forever, leaving the national flag flying in the sky and leaving us with this memory. ‘July 9th is a historical day, the day when people who love their motherland marched through the streets and said, ‘We felt for you because you cried for our motherland.’ You took advantage of the situation by climbing the lamppost.
That is for our children’s education and hunger needs. You traveled all the way from Allawa to Colombo. As a father, you treated your children the same as any other child in this country. When authorities denied transportation facilities, you braved your way by squashing yourself in a packed train, as you told someone at the railway station that fateful day. However, by the 10th, you were discovered dead near a train. You left without informing us.
You have two small children. You could not bear the hardships of the rest of the citizens, so you did not inform your family that you had traveled to the ‘aragalya.’ The goal is to preserve a country for future generations. You were overjoyed to learn that the presidential mansion and temple trees had been besieged and captured by the people. You had fun climbing the lamppost at Aragalya Cite.
On your way home on the train with your friend, you told them this is my last trip…last wish…. your friends had videoed it. We couldn’t hide our joy when the national flag fluttered in the air. You are a true Moher Lankan hero. You completed your task at the last possible moment. You did not consider the danger of your actions; you simply did your part.
You witnessed the dawning of a beautiful country. The entire world mourned your death; you are a true son of the mother land.
On Chaminda’s death, his brother said the following.
My elder brother is a mentally strong individual with two children. In terms of their future, we are pleased with what he accomplished at Aragalaya. Please assist his two children. The younger son is in fourth grade, while the older one is preparing for the O/L exam.
If you can help, there are many people in our country who want to do good for these innocent children
That is my appeal; if anyone wishes to contact those children, please call 0713321925.
Another young family goes destitute
Another young man died at the Aragalay Cite. This yout faced a tear gas attack and was critically injured before passing away opposite the Prime Minister’s office.
He is 26 year old Jaliya Dissanayaka from Daladagama, Kurunegala. He is the father of one child.
Dear Jaliay, one day your son will be told that his father was a hero who gave his life for the country. He’d be able to predict that one day, while studying history in the 22nd century, he’d cry and everyone would say his father was a hero. Your father gave his life in order to establish an independent Sri Lnka. Your wife will endure the pain with great difficulty. Your friends have said,
“Thank you for your sacrifice for the country, Machan,” but you have abandoned us and gone too far… Another tragic event that has occurred as a result of the current political turmoil is the destruction of small children in this country by politicians. A heartbreaking story about an innocent childern that has circulated on social media depicts their hardship under trees and bushes.
The world you expect is not too far away.. dear son…
On the eighth night, my sister’s son rode his bicycle alone from Abepussa to Gota go gama. This year, he will take the O/L exam. He arrived in Colombo at 6 a.m., and because there is no place to store his bicycle, he came to my house, left the bike, and returned to Aragalaya. He said he was tired and slept under a tree. ‘the world you expect is not too far away.. dear son…
she made a note on facebook these children sacrifice their time which is there for their studies countries political issues innocent children are not held accountable We can’t imagine how dangerous these children’s lives are when education is disrupted in every way.
All of these demands had a morale basis. Even if you all left, no one will forget you. Everyone is a hero. Future fathers and children will weep for the fallen heroes who fought to free their country. Why did this happen to the country? Thousands of people gathered to protest power-hungry, selfish, and corrupt politicians. We are halfway through the path to achieving our goals.
Mrs Sujatha Aththanayaka sang a song about children’s aspirations for the future.
which begins, ‘you have country, my son’…. as citizens of the country, we have a duty to the people who have given their lives for the country.
We must remember them. Many must have been subjected to tear gas, and they must have endured all of this for the sake of the country.
Many people may still be hospitalized and receiving treatment in intensive care units. In houses, no food is prepared.
Please look into this as neighbors and assist those in need. Let us all wish them well. Nation salutes all those who shed blood for the betterment of the country.