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A rap on Lankan genocide

Indu Lakshman


The Sri Lankan genocide of July 23, 1983 comes live through a video by Jey Ganesh Kamban, an engineer born and raised in Malaysia.

It is a rap about which Jey says: “I went for such a move having the pain within me as well as remembering the lives of Tamil Eezham. It is also dedicated for those people who have forgotten about the genocide and for those who do not what to give an ear to the issue”.

About the response to his album, he says: “There were negative responses on a very small scale. It could be because of genre as it would’ve been too fast for a normal music listener to catch up with the lyrics.”

“Thee is the name I gave to the album because of the kind of issues that have stayed deep down within me for years but the element of surrounding has been one major barrier for my voice. Eezham genocide has been a pain and suffering journey for my DNA and this is why I named the album Thee to bring out the burning fire within”, he adds.

“Unity is strength and it is this that helps to build a strong empire as we did previously to avoid future genocides. Also I would like to throw light to every individual out there to be supportive rather than critical”.

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