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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Death of a Rebel – Poem

For the 22nd death anniversary of Rohana Wijeweera, falls on 13th November 2011

Rohana Wijeweera


l by Leel Pathirana

There is a tall May flower tree
Just by the 8th hole of Colombo Golf club
He was tied to it and shot at dawn

Sergeant of the Ops Combine team
Shot him at point blank range
First round hit his head
Second round to the chest

Then, drag him to nearby Borella cemetery
He was alive, breathing still…..,
They threw him into the oven of the crematorium, burnt him alive
While he tries to say please don’t!!! barley raises his arm
Death of the last Sinhalese Rebel was such......

The man who was born on Bastille Day
Was killed by the year of bicentenary celebration of the French Revolution…..


(November 10, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Patabendi Don Nandasiri Wijeweera nom de guerre Rohana Wijeweera was born on 14th July 1943 and killed by the United National Party (UNP) regime while in State Custody on the dawn of 13th November 1989 in Colombo. At the time of his death, he was the founder and the Chairman of the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in Sri Lanka.

Most of the people, who are directly accountable for the murder of Rohana Wijeweera, were killed few years after his death including the Head of State. Some saw this as a divine Justice!

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