Pringa and Eranga Pieris live in New York City, but they are originally from Sri Lanka where more than 35,000 people died in a tsunami in 2004.

In remembrance, Pringa and Eranga sing a song that she wrote which tells the story of a fisherman and the woman who loves him in honor of the sea and their beloved homeland.

Originally aired on December 23, 2005, on NPR’s Morning Edition.