Recently I got to know the story about Ishara, a Sri Lankan who survived during the Tsunami in 2004. She owned a musical band, but was still a schoolgoing student. She was famous for singing in many festivals, occasions and especially in weddings.
December 26th, was a tragedy for her, as her shop went under water taking all the instruments and many other valuable things. Also one of her members had broken his leg when he was trying to save people from this disaster.
Unfortunately, the same day she had to perform in a wedding in the upcountry. Ishara tried her best to explain the situation to them but they wouldn’t listen as they were in the mind of having the wedding grandly. She couldn’t refuse them also as she had taken the advance beforehand, therefore she had to find all the instruments and booked a van as her van also went into the sea. Lastly, she said that they were surprised to see the grand party which was going on when thousands and thousands of people were dying in the coastal area.
So dear friends, what you will do if you were in that situation? In my case, I will be very surprised too and more than that I would have been totally against that party.
I thought that everyone in the country was watching and helping the people who needed help but to see…… there were people who were celebrating and enjoying too. We say that humans are sensitive when it comes to human situations. But what happen here. It was the opposite and I feel bad that some even didn’t care for it.