I'm a Canadian citizen. But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka. I'm a member of both countries.
Truth, at the wrong time, can be dangerous.
A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.
Once I've discovered the story, I might restructure it, maybe move things around, set up a clue that something is going to happen later, but that happens much later in an editorial capacity.
I see the poem or the novel ending with an open door.
That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes.