Aug 05 2007

[Reuters] “I think the children in Colombo are very lucky. There is no shelling sound to disturb their studies and they can go to school everyday.” – 15 year old girl

 “I had only heard the noise all this while, but two weeks ago I actually saw one,” says Christa about the shelling in her home town of Batticaloa. “We all saw it. All the children in my class. We were in our school at that time and our classroom is in the second floor, so we could see everything. We saw it coming and we saw it falling into the playground in front of our school. No one was hurt, but it was so terrible.”

 The fifteen-year-old has decided to stay at home since she saw the shell falling into the playground. For her, the ‘most scariest thing’ in her hometown is “shelling”.

 “I think the children in Colombo are very lucky. There is no shelling sound to disturb their studies and they can go to school everyday. I want to go to Colombo, I will never be able to study here,” Christa says.  

 “Even the machine gun noise is so terrible. It shakes our school buildings. We get so terrified that the building will collapse,” she says, “At those times our principal asks us to vacate classrooms and gather in our school grounds. All the students come and we wait there until it stops.”

 But for Christa, her home town has lost all meaning. “I don’t want to stay here any longer. I’m just waiting to leave this place. If I go, I will never come back; even if the war is over,” she says.

Source:

“Home town has lost all meaning.” Story from Sri Lanka

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