Orientation: Complication: Resolution: sets the scene and introduces the participants (what, where, when and who) a crisis or problem arises the crisis is resolved for better or worse
Kajanthini Selvrasa never imagined that on the very day she planned to be married in Sri Lanka she would be dealing with two deaths, and then the news of her grieving mother and father might not be free to return with her to Canada, for they lost their passports.
You have two deaths in your family and this is how you are treated. the exhausted Selvrasa, who lost her aunt and grandmother, murdered in her familys home in Colombo. Selvrasa, 23, of Mississauga and her fiancé, Benjamin Yogarajah, 28, of North York, had travelled with her parents to Sri Lanka for their wedding on the 29 th of December. Her parents, Sri Lanka nationals who have lived in Toronto as landed immigrants for more than a decade, lost all their identification when the waves hit her grandmothers home.
The Canadian high commission in Colombo told them they must reapply for the documents before they can come back. I know they have a lot of deal with, said Yogarajah to Selvrasa. Yeah… replied the hopeless Selvrasa. Selvrasas grandmother, Rasanayagam Algaratnam, her aunt, Jayarannee Puvival, and Puvivals husband and their three children were inside Algaratnams house when the surging water advanced on the home.
Puvivals husband scooped one of their three children and ran, while a neighbor carried a second to safety. But, a 9-year-old boy remained with Algaratnam and Puvival, who were searching for the familys passports when the water reached them. The boy was pushed by the waters force to the ceiling, where he clung, frightened and bleeding, as the women were engulfed.
Their bodies were recovered, but only after thieves had tripped Puvivals battered body of her wedding jewellery