Social networking sites in Lebanon were buzzing with a post byA Sri Lankan woman, named Diba Abvikarama, expressing her sadness for leaving Lebanon and returning to her homeland, Sri Lanka, after a 23-year work.
Diba wrote very touching words attached to a picture of her and said: “It is not easy that you are a Sri Lankan in Lebanon
It is not easy that you have lived in Lebanon for twenty-three years, and at the end you find yourself becoming Lebanese in everything, even if you become attached to Lebanese songs and Lebanese food, and you find a falafel sandwich that is better than sushi.
Twenty-three years in Lebanon, we went through as if yesterday, I learned many things from the Lebanese, the most important of which is facing difficulties despite all the harsh conditions.
Today, I and my uncle packed my bags in preparation for returning to my country, Sri Lanka. My imagination is passing through a tape of sweet memories I lived in Lebanon, where I met many families who worked in two homes and became attached to them and became like my family.
I am leaving Lebanon with a real pain in my heart and great sadness over the tragic situation the Lebanese are living through.
I am leaving Lebanon, but at the same time I like to confirm that Lebanon remains
With my heart, and I say to the wonderful Lebanese people, I love you and see you again.
Diba’s post swept the communication sites, as the Lebanese interacted with her, offering her respect and appreciation for her love for Lebanon.