‘Sannaliyane’ – They who will not be owned
‘We are proud of our associates and stand by them’
Associate by name, given thus by those who claim
To care, to share, to offer a step up from the cavern of gloom & doom
A step towards heaven or maybe a few
But you will always be there and I will be up here
VS, Gap for me, Angelina, Senorita for thee
Coz that’s how it works, that’s how we were taught
With Kusuma, Latha, Karuna and Ram
We treat them well but how well is well?
A step from the dark, a walk away from hell?
How about equality?
Oh no, that’s not possible but we will hold up BLM boards
Coz after all that’s systemic violence right?
This is just us being the benevolent Walauwe Nona and Mahaththaya
This is not structural violence. It never was
Not when I sit on top of the equality cause
Subaltern by birth and must continue to be
If I am to enjoy all that is entitled to me
You Sannaliyane, the backbone of our economy
Shall weave the path to my privileged destiny
*Photo credit – Daily News