A friend of mine died.
Captain (Dr.) Mäga Thuiakontha – Yes a Christian Tamil.. pronounced as (මෙග තුයියකොන්තා) a Doctor who was attached to the Army operations. A class mate of mine and one of my good friends whom we always use to make fun of his name.
A bullet had went right through his face and had completely shattered his skull... the simple end result was a sealed coffin. Yet, the wounded soldier he was treating at the time is alive and he was in the funeral procession aided by clutches.
I am not a person who cry at a loss of mine, hence I didn't cry... but felt nothing but proud to have known such a man who laid his life down to the people of this country and it's freedom (of which way I would not argue here)
There was a small piece of paper.. framed and stood on top of his coffin. It was the last letter he wrote his mother 3 weeks back. Apart from the usual details of his... this was what he had said to his mother.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, I fear no hurt, I fear no remorse, I fear no sin, I fear no Man, I fear no enemy, I fear no DEATH. For I serve my brothers in arms regardless of my kith and kin. I save lives, I never take any, For THAT ma, I know GOD has a place for me with him.
Be it my own or the enemy.. I will save them, for LIFE is the most important thing God has given man and I will till my dying day, my dying moment... till my soul is embraced by god him self.. that's what I will do.
I am blessed to be your son, more all, I am blessed to be a son of this country.
Amaliya (his fiancée) is scared. Comfort her for me. You are the only one she would trust and rely on to get her through. But in any event if god has other plans for me, make her understand that she loved a man who saw no difference in the blood we all share and he was someone who fell with the blood of his patient in his hand...not with a gun and hatred in his heart.
Make sure you show her a life after me and make sure she lives it. Let her know that I will await for her at the other side of the dark tunnel.
May you rest in peace brother.