Why Parippu? Why ask for it?
The fact is that all Sri Lankans, irrespective of their ethnicity, love their parippu. We are a nation of parippu eaters, literally and figuratively. Thats how we've been for the last two millennia and thats how we'll be for the next two.
Despite all our attempts to feign disgust, shock, horror or sadness at what has happened to the Sri Lanka we love(d), the fact is that we always knew what we were asking for... we always knew there would be consequences for the way we behaved, voted, talked, treated our neighbours, played our sport, partied, etc., etc. We know what we're getting when we ask for "more parippu please."
Like the Parippu we love and take for granted, we are destined to be a sloppy side dish for the rest of the World. True, we're full of good nutritious bits but we'd never be the 'main dish' darling!
... perhaps we can pause and reflect a bit before we look up and say "more parippu please" ?? We know we're always going to ask for it! Don't we?