By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles
We are Sri LankansSri Lankans in record numbers, joyous beyond belief, jubilant, even frenzied at times, gave a positive response to the ravages of brutal terrorism faced by their motherland. The sixtieth Independence Day presented by the Consular General Jaliya Wickramasuriya and his staff was an unqualified success. At the announcement “at this very moment the President and the people of Sri Lanka will be honoring our heroic troops at the Independence Day parade at Galle Face, the crowd roared in appreciation with thunderous applause. Executed with Hollywood-like perfection amidst an unending line of Sri Lankan musical and dancing talents, the cultural pageant lasted over 4 hours into the night. Cultural diversity was overflowing amidst an exuberance of good will.