CAMPAIGN FOR SRI LANKANS FOR PEACE – 2007

Thought-provoking campaign created to emphasize the plight of every Sri Lankan who has, in some way, been affected by and suffered the consequences of terrorism and the ethnic conflict.


HOW LONG CAN WE LIVE WITH WAR?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE SACRIFICE?

We have sacrificed many of our National Leaders, Scholars, Politicians and Peace Activists. Can this gap ever be filled? How do we end these political murders? When will we finally see an end to the killing? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE FEAR?

Returning back home is never a guarantee now. Uncertainty plays a large part in our lives today. Even when we travel, be it to school or work, by bus or by train. Who is responsible for killing of innocent children, women, men and clergies travelling in buses and trains? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE LOSE?

Blissful are my school days. I yearn to carry my bag and go to school instead of being forced to carry guns on my shoulder to satisfy someone’s goals. What did I do to deserve this? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE SHIELD?

Someone fights the war, yet we suffer! We are forced to act as human shields, to put our life at stake for the victory of someone else. We fear the very people who claim to fight for our freedom. What did we do to deserve this? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE SUFFERING?

We are innocent. Our dream is to live a happy life with our families. But our dreams are shattered to fulfill the dreams of someone else. What did we do to deserve this? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE RUN?

Stripped of our houses and burdened with a heavy load, we are driven to the streets, and run from place to place, leading a life amidst burdens filled with anxiety. What did we do to deserve this? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE CRY?

We are weeping many years; lamenting over homelessness, starvation and death of loved ones. We cry out of fear. We cry out of pain. We cry out of sorrow. What did we do to deserve this? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE WAIT?

I fear the sound of bombs and gunshots. I have no protection. I am among the many in the refugee camp orphaned by the devastating war yearning for motherly love and father’s protection. What did we do to deserve this? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE TOLERATE?

Our country is law abiding. The law punishes all wrong doers. Though abduction of the innocent by the unidentified for unknown reasons still continues. What did we do to deserve this? When will this war end?

HOW MUCH MORE DO WE BEG?

Begging for a living was not our lifestyle, yet how could we survive in our homelessness and poverty with no support but on a meal provided at our refugee camps? Should we beg to live? What did we do to deserve this? When will this war end?

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