Sri Lankan refugee in video paying tribute to India

A Sri Lankan refugee is appearing in a video by Grammy award winner Ricky Kej paying tribute to India to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence.

The video shows Sri Lankan refugee Disanthana joining 12 refugee singers from 4 nationalities paying tribute to India’s National Anthem.

The videos begins with all the refugees standing still as they come together under a single roof to pay tribute to the country and the countrymen.

From Afghan to Sri Lankan refugees in India, the video was in true spirit a melodious ode to unity in diversity in India.

The video, shot in a studio in Noida, is titled — ‘In solidarity with the people and government of India: A tribute by refugees living in India’, and ends with the display of logos of the United Nations and the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).

“To celebrate 75 years of Indian Independence, I joined 12 refugee singers (living in India) from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Myanmar and Sri Lanka and sang our National Anthem. The refugees expressed their gratitude for the kindness love and support they have received from all Indians,” Kej tweeted.

Former UN environment chief and Norwegian politician Erik Solheim too lauded the video. “India at 75! India lives in the hearts of young people, from countries in the Indian volatile neighbourhood, who have found refuge, hope and future in the ever welcoming embrace of Mother India. Warm thanks my friend Ricky Kej!” he tweeted. (Colombo Gazette / Agencies)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Antany demonstrates full of hatred he is day dreaming of all will die except him self will live worshiping his IDOL.

  2. Late Singapore Prime Minister LKY said that he had every reason to lean on China because culturally, linguistically and racially very common but he didn’t because that time China was very poor.

    I am well aware Easwaran Rutnam is a Hindu, and he will always lean towards his religious identity. Whether you call yourself a journalist or political leader, impossible for you to think like LKY. This is why you continue to go backward.

    You are fools, don’t dream to live like wise people. You have what you deserve.

  3. This Tamil girl became refugee because their grandparents desperately wanted to go behind poor and undeveloped India. Later on, their parents supported ruthless civil war by accepting Prabhakaran as their leader. In fact, India picked Prabhakaran as a leader for Tamils, please note, the Tamil people didn’t choose Prabhakaran by an election nor Tamils’ leader S J V Chelvanayakam overwhelming appointed Prabhakaran as leader. Tamils are 10 times stupid than Sinhalease. Fools are very proud be a refugee in India and those fools have no regrets whatsoever destroying a country once was envy by many countries. Tamils diaspora leaders are under the firm grip of western powers and Tamil local politicians are under the firm grip of India. Impossible for the Tamils leaders to come together to help their people. Eventually, Tamils’ identify will die off in the western countries. The same thing will happen in Sri Lanka too.

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