During President Obama’s address to the nation of Laos, he did a great shoutout to the epic of Sinxay. He had many possible Southeast Asian examples to cite, including Phra Lak Phra Lam, Xieng Mieng, or Phadaeng Nang Ai.
As others note, the Sinxay epic was an apt choice as an epic of reconciliation following a great conflict that remains as timeless today as when it was first written centuries ago. You can read a fine English adaptation of the tale at www.sinxay.com by the Whittleseys, and several versions are also available at Dokked Publishing in Laos. We look forward to more interest growing in the traditional Lao myths and legends in the years ahead!