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Rebel Song Journey

May 17th, 2016

Episode 1250 of 1365 episodes

On the last days of the civil war in Sri Lanka, in 2009, surviving in a bunker with what was left of his family, the only thing Santhan wanted to do was to sing. He lost his son and daughter in a shell attack. The other son was arrested. All was lost including his music. Priyath Liyanage tells Santhan's story on one man determined to keep singing despite the tragic consequences of war.

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