Hooty looked so exited and had twinkling eyes when she exclaimed, “Ammi, Dora is Sri Lankan!”
“Oh,” I said, taken by surprise, “how come?”
“See, she is brown, just like me. And she has brown eyes and black hair.”
A few months back Hooty was insisting that she was Indian as she has brown skin. I think all this came from that ‘Racial Harmony Day’ at school when teachers must have talked about skin colour.
If only all Sri Lankans thought we were just that – Sri Lankans -- without further dividing our selves, how nice it would be…