The funeral of Anthony Fernando, the fisherman who was killed on Wednesday February 15, during a protest in Chilaw. The picture shows his grieving family saying their final goodbyes. Pix by Hiran Jayasinghe
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star-shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.
by Mary Elizabeth Frye.
kumara ekanayake Sunday, 19 February 2012 01:18 AM
very sad, Gov. used excessive force to supress demonstraion He may attain nibbbana
C.J Sunday, 19 February 2012 01:51 AM
Good Bye Brother!! All Sri Lankans are with you and your family.
Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:33 AM
Glad to see not a single government politician in sight. Heard they had been chased away when they attempted to visit the funeral house, which is a good sign for the future.
Labby Sunday, 19 February 2012 05:27 AM
His body now free of pain, may his soul rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let thy perpetual light shine upon him.
amuda rala Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:24 AM
yes power is more important...what is human life...? we have 20 million...
sha Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:09 PM
It is very sad that a husband and a father is killed in vain. Where are we heading to ? The power is more important than a human life ?
Rajakaruna Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:30 PM
The police thugs responsible for this murder must be brought to justice!
Navin Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:32 PM
Heartbreaking to see the loss of a innocent life and a helpless family grieving just because a trigger happy cop decided to take the law into his own hands on orders from the very top people of this land,.
bernard Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:52 PM
It is heart breaking to see the agony of the kids and the family. This is a cold blooded murder. Shame on the person who aimed and pulled the trigger.
jajal Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:30 PM
people when are you going to realize the barbaric acts of this government?
jeevan Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:48 PM
wat do you expect from a broken nation. ?
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