"As a teenage Tamil boy who witnessed many atrocities firsthand in Northern Sri Lanka, I know this well—' nobody survives a war whole.’ Like some Eelam Tamils, I was one of the lucky ones. Those of us who witnessed the era of Sri Lankan brutality and war, which left many Tamils to be displaced and stateless, must always remember this."
"In my thirties, perhaps around the age of 35 or 36, I knew that I would one day write a book. A book about being terrorized as a young boy who experienced a brutal civil war in Sri Lanka and then transformed in Canada in his late teens and early twenties. I wanted to tell the world this survival story. A Tamil boy’s survival story."
"In 1948, when Sri Lanka got its independence, it was considered to be the post-colonial nation most likely to succeed economically and democratically. Unfortunately, since then, Sri Lanka has been governed by leaders with racial hatred for Tamils. Through their hatred, they have destroyed the country."