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About Us

March 8, 2009

But there is a calling that is yet above high office, fame, lucre, and security.  It is the call of conscience.

– Lasantha Wickramatunga

SRI LANKA is an island torn by war.  A place, dissent has fled.  A place, with no refuge for difference.  A place, where ordinary is something to grasp for.  A place, where violence and guns, murder and threats, rape and destruction are the norm.

A place nearly a million have fled.  A place, another million will be forced to flee from.

Overseas, the cries of a Diaspora and the concerned are spoken over, written over.  Some are still afraid to speak.

We choose to break that silence.

We are a voice of conscience. Or rather, a few voices from among the many whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the devastation and suffering in that island country, by a tragedy provoked and perpetuated by bankrupt and corrupt leadership, systemic racism, and a deep fear of the ‘other’.

We keep anonymous for the same reason others keep silent.

But here, you can hear our voices — different, multifaceted, nuanced, and each as authentic as the next.

As you read us, you will understand the reasons for anonymity, and along the way, we hope, you will encounter many other issues of consequence — not just issues about those in Sri Lanka, but issues that ultimately affect you, too.

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