The Island Nation

The Island Nation is a new play about the Sri Lankan civil war which will run at London’s Arcola Theatre from the 26th of October to the 19th of November. We recently sat down with the playwright, Christine Bacon of ice&fire, and asked her a few questions:...

Questioned for writing a poem

A Catholic priest who narrowly survived the final phase of the war in Sri Lanka has been questioned by the Terrorism Investigation Division over a book of Tamil poetry he wrote called ‘Uyirpathivu’ which literally translates as, “Life Records”. The priest...

Offerings

A note from the Artist Offerings are part of an ongoing project exploring the theme of blindness, the blurring of visibility and the literal and psychological whitewashing of ethnic identity in the aftermath and afterlife of war in the context of post-war Sri Lanka....