3 December, 2020

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A dedication From A Daughter To Her Missing Parents

My name is Abisha and I’m eleven years old. I am an only child. My father’s name is Chandrasekaram. He would be 48 years old today if he is alive. But in 2003, when I was less than two years old, he went missing. I still look for him amongst strangers, in the hope he is still alive. But so far, I have heard nothing about him.

Abisha

My mother is the fortunate one to no longer suffer on this earth; she died due to an artillery shell on the 17th of March 2009. Since then, all I have are my maternal grandparents, who mean the world to me. My grandfather is 72 years old and my grandmother is 65. Despite being elderly and frail, they do their very best to take care of me. I work hard to prove I’m worthy of their support.

This year in grade 5 scholarship exam, I was awarded 148 points, placing me 89th in the district. It was made possible by the encouragement from my grandparents and the help I received from the SJC87 initiative’s Year 5 intensive program and model paper discussions.

I dedicate all the accolades I receive for this achievement, to my father and mother. My parents had wanted me to become a doctor. My ambition is to fulfil this dream of theirs. I believe my success will make my mother’s soul rest in peace.

Abisha, 11 years old, Konavil, Sri Lanka

There are many children like Abisha who are survivors in every sense of the word. Despite the challenges they face, they succeed beyond expectations, proving their resilience. But they can’t do it alone. They need the support of their community locally and internationally, to overcome the obstacles they now face and become a significant part of Sri Lanka’s bright future.

The article is sent by the sjc87initiative.org , which is a non political humanitarian initiative and is a registered charity in Australia and Sri Lanka. It is voluntarily run by a team of professionals and local representatives including the Principals of the nominated schools in order to ensure greater accountability and transparency. The initiative is committed to make a positive difference in the lives of the war affected children in the nominated schools and reaching out the community through the schools.

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    Well done. You (sjc87initiative.org) are truly making a positive difference in the lives of the war affected children .

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    While We wish Abisha for a successful future, hats off to the volunteers of the sjc87initiative.org for their humanitarian efforts.

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    Is there a Ruthless Bigger Beast than Humans, on this planet?

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    Can a Sinhalese Buddhist take charge of Abisha’s future as a reconciliation effort.

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      Sonlight, why don’t you ask that chap, the head priest of London Thames Viharaya? By the way what are you trying to do to this child, who has suffered enough?

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        You mean the child molester EX thero who is now banged up in a UK prison???? ask the idiots who still worships him hoping that he’s going to be released for all the good deeds he had done for them.Good point.

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    Leave the heavily politicized words such as reconciliation in the Sri Lankan context. respect a fellow human being is the basic. Children are vulnerable in the war. They are still paying a heavy price even after the war. We can see clearly their stories have not been heard by many. rebuilding their lives and prepare them to sustain their lives in their own in the long run is a great effort. We all can play a role in that process. Good luck sjc87initiative.org

    Wish you all the best Abisha. You will do well.

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    I think Gamini has a sick mind. reconciliation is a very good idea…. Good luck to the child, and well done Sjc87.

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      Concerned, I can see who has a sick mind. If the majority had my mind set, then there would not have been a situation of this nature to reconcile, as this kind of villany would have never happened. It is with your kind of mind set that Reconcilliation has become necessary after your ilk has committed the beastly crime. Now reconcilliation has become absolutely necessary. Cocerned why don’t you question your President MR why he is not extending his hand towards Reconcilliation after promising every one that he will implement the LLRC proposals. Thanks to SJC87 a private body have helped these innocent children and not the MR govt. who sgould have. The Tragedy is that had the MR govt. got involved they would have played out those Funds as well like the Tsunami Funds. Concerned why you got offended about the custody of the child being handed to a Buddhist, of the calibre of a man who runs similar Children’s Homes as Thames Vihara Pervert?

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    Abisha, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you a great success. One day you will be a doctor !

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    everybody’s blessings for this young child to succeed her future prospects.

    without considering raciality,all the communities should help these innocent kids to overcome their burdens.

    are we still going to play the cat and mouse with politicians or get wisdom and be educated

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    Abisha’s life story is such we all should support these children who have lost their families not due to their own fault but due to others fault. These children needs not only educational help but long term psychological help too to overcome the effects of war in their lives. Abisha I wish you all the best and good luck with your ambition to become a doctor and I’m sure you will save the lives from all the communities.But there is a but ,whether you will get all the help from the government and people without prejudice.

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    Anyone will agree this is an extraordinary achievement of Abisha!
    More photos of Abisha
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.494047427285685.116502.211422948881469&type=1

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