Yal Devi

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Drama, Romance


The train, Yal Devi (the Queen of Jaffna), that used to connect the Northern and Southern cities of Sri Lanka is no longer running her full journey after she became a victim to a bomb blast carried out by the LTTE (one of the most ruthless terrorist groups in the world fighting for an independent Tamil Homeland within Sri Lanka).

The fictional story depicts how the ethnic conflict, originated back in Sri Lanka, has spilled over to those settled in Los Angeles where a Sinhala man, Manoj, falls in love with a Tamil girl, Savithri. Savithri's family settled in the United States after escaping the Sinhala-Tamil riots sprung in July 1983 in Sri Lanka.

The initial sympathy extended towards LTTE by Savithri's father, Yoga, eventually became an economic drain to the family. However, Yoga who still holds the grudge against Sinhalese tries to manipulate the local LTTE supporters to shatter the relationship between Manoj and Savithri. Will he succeed?

Most importantly, taking the story as a metaphor for the overall peace in Sri Lanka, will there be peace again in Sri Lanka for Yal Devi to reunite the North and the South of this beautiful island nation?

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