Goodbye sweet princess

Heshini Vitharana

It is a year since your tragic death and it is with profound sorrow that I pen these few words. I still cannot believe that you have gone never to return. You were so beautiful and innocent, in the flower of your youth with a whole future ahead of you. It is unbearable to think that your young life came to an untimely end at the cruel hands of a terrorist.

I knew you from your infancy and I saw you grow into a pretty girl and then into an equally beautiful young woman. I still remember how you used to greet me those days on your way to school and later, on your way to work and I know those greetings and your infectious smile came from the bottom of your heart.

When you decided to shift to your grandma's place due to transport problems, I almost lost contact with you, yet you never failed to visit me whenever you came home for weekends. When I fell sick just before your tragic death you were kind enough to call me and inquire about my health on several occasions heavy with remorse.

What crime had you committed to meet with such a horrible death in the prime of your youth?

Your beloved mother is still in shock unable to comprehend what happened to her beloved daughter. How tragic that your father too had to meet with an unfortunate death. I am sure your irreparable loss hastened his early demise. I feel particularly sad for you. In spite of the vicissitudes of life you were so cheerful, hopeful of a beautiful future and how ironical it is to think that the very day you kept your date with your destiny you had heard the happy news that you had successfully completed the Part 1 of your Degree exam.

Your beloved friend, my daughter, still cries uncontrollably whenever she thinks of the happy times you two had.

Dear Heshini, may your journey through Sansara be short and may you never meet with such a cruel fate again.

Goodbye, sweet princess, may the host of Devas sing thee to sleep.

Upali Nanayakkara

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