For Manju, going home to Sri Lanka wasn't even an option -- but now?
Posted at 11:50 AM on May 21, 2009
by Sanden Totten
Over the 25 years of civil war in Sri Lanka, hundreds of thousands of people have left the country. They traded the familiarity and common culture of their homeland for the safety and relative peace of other countries. But for many of them, there was always a question of when to return home.
Manju has lived in the U.S. for a quarter century now. He has built a life here but he still holds close ties with Sri Lanka and thinks about his homeland daily. We spoke with him recently about what the end of the civil war means to him, and what he plans to do now that it is finally over.