Protected in the womb of a woman, a pain not possible for many to bear for, going through a suffering with a great ordeal of carrying a weight for about 10 months and nourishing the baby. A presence in the stages of a girl, where men do not disgust is societal demand.
Don Sumathipala as known as Hithumathe Jeewithe, a name widely known by Sri Lankans, an astounding story that runs behind justice of its blood. Call it braveness or call it murderer whichever it is, his only desire to rest in peace with his sister one day. It was nowhere notable when his sister grabbed the attention of the town when she was crowned as ” Awrudu Kumari”, a crowning celebration in Sri Lanka during the Sinhala and Tamil new year, that a tragedy could not his family. The proud brother, Don Sumathipala, applauded with great excitement on his sister’s crowning while, a local counselor who has come to wreck the victorious day.
On the note of well-wishing Sumathipala’s sister, the local counselor has offered to kiss the crowning sister which was ignored by her. The Local counselor whose congratulatory kiss was rejected, pursued him to sexually abuse the crowned sister for four days along with 7 other men, among them the town OIC policemen and the school principal.What tragedy is this? A school that teaches social skills and educational knowledge to be a real human and police dedicated to public safety has faded miserably here. A feeling of disgust and untruest is placed in Sri Lanka’s system.The end to this tragic story was the ashes of sister which was severely burned return to Sumathalipala. He identifies it was his sister’s ashes, through the necklace she wore and the school bag that was left nearly.
The law, which is usually bought for justice did not bring justice to the crowned sister abuse. But it surely pursued Sumathipala to bring a murderer in him to act. He became the law to justify his sister’s death.His first sacrifice fro justice was the city OIC policemen. Sumathipala challenges justice while carrying the OIC policemen amputated head. Although incidents similar to those are to Indian movies. It is much relatable only. Very rare to find such “Heros or Murderers” whatever you want to name it, living among us. However, following the incident, although he was jailed, his focus was never turned away. He was successfully able to escape jail illegally six times and meet the other men who abused his crowned sister to death.
His illegal focus and drive to kill the abusive men wrote his destiny at the time to gallows. However, his sole wish was not to go to gallows. He pursued to bruise his stomach with the plate that served him food in prison just before a day facing gallows that hospitalized him.Following the hospitalization, his release was written to be 2039, which was eventually altered, after government changes.With the new presidency, Mahinda Rajapaksha regime came to power, he was finally able to breathe air out of prison after 42 years.
It is up to you to decide if his actions are heroic or murderous. Whichever the way you decide does count. The factors that drove him to his place.
Reviving Sumathipala’s story, on November 26, in India, making a whole world sob, a 26 old Priyanka Reddy, a veterinarian was killed by four men in the midst of rapes and burns. According to some, the woman holds the responsibility for such a behavior of men. Blaming clothing.
Then Kusumavathi ( Sumathipala’s crowned sister), similarly Priyanka Reddy were they arousing the rapist through clothing. Obviously Not! Then where did it fail? The problem lies in the upbringing.
How do we change the upbringing and when? It’s through the family.
So dear mothers with sons, this is your turn.
While nutritiously filling their stomachs up, do advise them, the right way to treat woman. Do advice to treat women similarly how they treat you, their siblings or wives.