Growing up in the suburbs of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, and attending high school in the capital, I was blessed with the remarkable fortune to enter the university during a separatist war and a revolt against the government, which combined to form a civil war that engulfed the country. Like many kids of my generation, I was lucky enough to survive as a young kid in the civil war with some close encounters with all sides (a few of these encounters are narrated in "Stories from Sri Lanka's Civil War"). Some kids joined one of the two insurgencies or the military campaigns against those and sacrificed their lives with more than 100,000 others. When the civil war escalated into the closing of the universities, I worked at our family printing press.

This website is dedicated to spreading awareness of this war.