“උඹට කියන්න, අපේ කිරිඅම්මා කෙනෙක් හිටියා මාගල්ලවත්තේ, වංසා රිදී කියල. කුණුහරප කියනවා කටේ නොගෑවී. මගේ ඔන්න ඔය එක පලහිලව්වකදී මගේ ලඟින් ඉඳගෙන, මෙන්න මේ මං උඹගේ හිත හදන්නා වාගේම මයේ හිත හදන්න හරිහරියට මහන්සි වුණා. ඒ ගෑනි කියපු කතාවක් මට අද වාගේම මතකෙ තියෙනවා… ඒ කිරිඅම්මා කිවුවා, ඕනි එකෙක් එක්ක ඕන විගඩමක් නැටුවට කමක් නැතේය, හැබැයි ඔය පිරිමි ජාතිය මහ අමුතුම අමුතු ජාතියක්ය, අත නිකං තියාගෙන ඉන්න පුරුද්දක් උන්ට නැත, අර අහවල් පලහිලව්ව නිකං තියාගෙන ඉන්න උන්ට පුරුද්දක් නැත, අන්න ඒ හින්දා උඹ ළඟ ඔය තියන හක්ගෙඩි දෙකයි, පංචා බෙල්ලයි විතරක් උන්ගෙ නොහොබිනාකන්වලට පරිහරණෙට දෙන්න එපාය කියලා… බලාපං රත්තරනේ, ඒක මොන තරං මසුරං කතාවක්ද කියල. ඕනෑම ළමිස්සියෙකුට මිනිහෙක් එක්ක යන්න කලින් දෙසැරයක් හිතන්න ඒ කතාව කොයිතරම් වටිනා එකක්ද කියල. කතාවක් නෙවෙයි බොලං ඒක මසුරං මල්ලක් කියලයි මට නං හිතෙන්නේ.’’
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A mother of ten, was abducted from her home in belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of the brutal crime and a whole society in northern ireland for decades. Through the unsolved case of jean mcconville’s abduction, patrick radden keefe tells the larger story of the troubles, investigating dolours price, the first woman to join the ira, who bombed the old bailey; gerry adams, the politician who helped end the fighting but denied his ira past; and brendan hughes, an ira commander who broke their code of silence.
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