"My Sri Lanka is an arranged marriage, I cannot divorce her. I cannot just leave her behind Like a postal bride. Sri Lanka follows me like my shadow. ..."
"The poet in a simple diction explains the profound love the poet has for his motherland Sri Lanka. ...The poet, using metaphors in a most economical manner portrays Sri Lanka with its strengths and weaknesses. ...This is one of the evocative poems that manifests in no uncertain terms in one's loss of motherland and the concept of cultural otherness. - Indeewara Thilakarathne
"..only the mute sea connects him to the forgotten memories and rather cheerful life he spent in the motherland. This is one of the best poems to come from a Sri Lankan expatriate writer.
The poem is marked for its brevity in expression and sparing use of metaphors like 'Kalu dodol' from the motherland."
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