“Brigadier Nanayakkara said six were killed and one was wounded. Two more are missing.
Hours later, an army tractor sent to collect the casualties hit a landmine and another soldier was killed and three more were wounded.
Meanwhile, there has been heavy fighting in the north too.
The military claims to have killed 24 rebels in battles around the frontlines that divide rebel and government held areas. One soldier was also killed.”
Source: Sri Lankan soldiers die in clash
Like U2 says in their song Sunday Bloody Sunday:
I can’t believe the news today
I can’t close my eyes and make it go away.
How long, how long must we sing this song?
And goes on to say:
There’s many lost, but tell me who has won?
The trenches dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
And towards the end:
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die.
Sunday Bloody Sunday is a song by U2 written in 1983, it’s lyrics describe the horrible experiences of an observer of violence in Northern Ireland.
In a terrible irony of history of history, it’s written in the same year as the civil war on Sri Lanka was initiated, and describes those events frighteningly accurate as well.
The conflict on Sri Lanka is semi-personal for me, because I was born there, and even though I was adopted to Denmark when I was between 4 and 5 months old, but I still feel deeply concerned about the people there, be they Tamils or Sinhalese.
Like Michael Jackson says in the song Black or White:
“If you’re thinking of being my brother it don’t matter if you’re black or white”
Which you can essentially apply to any sort of ethnicality.