The Social Architects story 7: three women

Three women who spoke during a group discussion: Tavamani, Vasantharani, and Sarada. Tavamani: During the end of the war everyone was in the bunkers because there was so much shelling that we couldn’t come out. I heard children crying in the next bunker. Their mother...

The Social Architects Story 6: Anandarajah and Sindu

Anandarajah, in his sixties, is the father of Sindu, who is twenty-five. Former LTTE court clerk Anandarajah speaks first, followed by his daughter Sindu, a former LTTE fighter. Anandarajah: Just after the ceasefire agreement on Dec 26, 2005, when the Security Forces...

The Social Architects Story 5: Suresh’s story

Suresh, in his thirties, has a gentle demeanor. Although he was fearful about sharing his experiences, his wish to speak was strong. With my family, I was displaced from Oddusuddan to Mulliyawalai then to Puthukudiruppu in November 2008. We took some of our most...

The Social Architects story 4: Thushi and Nilani

Thushi, in her thirties, is the wife of a LTTE leader who disappeared, and Nilani, in her twenties, is her sister-in-law. Thushi: At the time I joined the LTTE they didn’t force recruitment, instead they gave speeches at schools and I was motivated by Ilamparithi’s...

What happened in Mullaittivu?

Photographer undisclosed, Nanthi Kadal Lagoon, Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka, August 2011 On Wednesday the 14th at 10:55pm GMT, Channel 4 aired a documentary about the appalling events that took place on this beach and elsewhere in May of 2009. It is available to stream all...