The Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
The Aftermath Of The Tsunami A Humbling Reminder of Priorities And Fragilities.
In Sri Lanka at present there is a consensus amongst the more discerning
as well as a general optimism amongst it indomitable population that
the worst is over and that the two pronged battering this beautiful
Island has taken from the evils of insurgency as well as the wrath of
mother nature is now behind them and the time for reconciliation as
well as rebuilding is at hand.
There is much rebuilding to be done by way of cleaning up, identifying
the dead and missing, restoring road systems, schools, housing and hospitals
while maintaining sanitary conditions and tending to the sick and impoverished
at a colossal level and there are already many well equipped professionals
who have arrived in Sri lanka from many corners of the world to commence
this rebuilding and jump start Sri Lanka's bounce back which speaks a
lot for the co-ordinating effort by the authorities and the quick responses
from the international community and permeates the Nation with the comforting
thought that all is not lost and that the healing has begun.
Sri Lanka now has an excellent chance of creating an all important pluralistic society with no divisions of ethnicities strong enough to destroy her sovereignity as the opportunity has come towards creating a brand new infrastructure where many old things and habits could be replaced by new as a much needed coming together of ethnic divides looms on the horizon where the expectations of such a positive outcome should never be shattered by the inroads of terrorism which has been so destructive in tha past.Time appropriate for the administration to strengthen its charge of the overall operations of Sri Lankas functioning within a sovereign infrastructure.
While being grateful to the International Community for the magnanimity and extent of their help and conscious of the concerns of all world leaders and institutions who have contributed their invaluable advice and expertise together with finances , equipment and personnel as much as they have for the other affected nations there is a humbling of thought towards how fragile all humans are on this planet of ours and how suddenly adversity and disaster can strike any given location with the least amount of prior warning despite all the advances of modern technology or predictable expectations and how helpless the victims of such an outcome could be as has been proven in the fortnight past.
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