This is my favorite place on earth.

This is my favorite place on earth.
Everything I do in my life is for this beautiful piece of land.
This is the country my father fought for, this is the country my mother wrote about in her books.
This country is my home, my family. It’s my religion, my God.
Wherever in the world I may be, this country is where my heart is.
Every time the plane takes off from Katunayake airport and I see this beautiful paradise disappear into the clouds,
through the tears in my eyes I promise to come back.
And that’s a promise I will keep.
I will come back for good someday, I will come back for better. I will come back to give it my best.
I don’t care who will be in charge then,
I don’t care if China would have taken over
Or if Wimal Weerawansa would be president
I don’t care If Prabakaran would have come back to life and
would be the new speaker of the Parliament.
I will come back no matter what.
I will give it my all
I promise,
I will do everything I can,
To turn things around.
To create a Sri Lanka where
Women will be treated with equal respect,
Sexism, racism and religious extremism, Bullying and ragging in universities
will not be tolerated,
I will make sure, Sri Lanka has better friends,
Not China, not Russia, not Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
A pro west, pro- American foreign policy that will shut up the anti- national diaspora.
Anti- corrupt, pro- establishment
A pro- choice, pro- LGBT,
Progressive Sri Lanka.
I will create an economy where we can,
Tax the top 10% and and feed the poverty line.
Re- create the middle class that died in the 60’s
Pump money into education and healthcare,
Be the Sri Lanka we used to be,
The Sri Lanka that Lee Kuan Yew used as a model to build Singapore
The Rajapaksa’s ended the war and I am eternally grateful to them,
But there’s so much more to do
There’s so much more we can do
After all that we’ve put her through,
We owe Sri Lanka so much more.
This is my favorite place on earth.
This country is my home, my family. It’s my religion, my God.
Wherever in the world I may be, this country is where my heart is.
Like the butterflies that fly to Sripadha to live out their lives
This paradise is where, someday, I want to live till I die.

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2 thoughts on “This is my favorite place on earth.

  1. Strong inspiring words!! What Sri Lanka needs is a non-aligned foreign policy that is neither Pro Authoritarian Capitalist nor Communist and a structural economic change deviated from the mere high interest commercial loan and commission based infrastructure development, that could generate employment opportunities and improve standards of living, and ultimately provide a sustainable economic growth. I strongly believe that one day someone will bring these change we’ve all been looking for and we all should try our best to make sure that Sri Lanka treads on this right path.

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