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  1. Trailer: Koothu, kerosene and paper

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    How does a taxi driver take the sick to the hospital when there's no fuel around? How does a newspaper publish news of bombs and deaths without newsprint? And how does a community with…

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    • This religion never came between us

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      Dushyanthi Nugawela Wijeyawardena hails from an old Kandyan family. Her grandfather was the Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, custodian of the Temple of the Tooth. Her father was a minister…

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      • From the sound of a running engine you can tell if there is a problem or not

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        Upasena Thenuwara left Galle for Colombo in 1965 and apprenticed as a mechanic. After a few early obstacles he finally realised his goal of setting up his own garage. He talks about his specialist…

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        • We all have an eye that can see into three worlds

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          Samarakone Bandara, performs poojas and other rituals at his dewala in Kandy, but he misses the forests. He talks about his connection to the spirit world, why he had to come to Kandy and why he feels…

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          • So mine was the only car running

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            Esan has been driving passengers around Jaffna in his trusty Morris Oxford for nearly twenty years. He remembers the times of scarcity following government embargoes on fuel and the need to adapt…

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            • I made you the other

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              T. Arasanayagam, poet and English teacher, talks about his childhood in Jaffna and his discovery of "the other". He also reflects on his experiences of communal violence, seen up close in…

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              • I was the only Muslim girl

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                Mrs Haniah Sultanbawa, born Haniah Ismail, was the first female Muslim from the Southern Province to graduate from university. She talks about the challenges she faced in her path to a degree from…

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                • I did feel rather sad, but I thought that was my destiny

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                  Mallika Talwatte reflects on courtship during the 1940s and why she decided to remain single. http://iam.lk/ is a narratives project exploring Sri Lanka's regional identity in sound and image.…

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                  • I felt a sense of belonging

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                    Harendranath Dunuwille's family boasts four generations of lawyers. He remembers the dangers of having political ambitions during the second JVP insurrection, how his profession has changed over…

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                    • I was a little adventurous so I chose Jaffna

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                      K. C. Kodituwakku, a retired bank manager, remembers his first visit to Jaffna back in 1973. He worked there as a government clerk for nearly a year. He made friends and has been back there since,…

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                      • The fundamental thing in any struggle is morale

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                        Bala Tampoe has been a trade union leader for over 50 years. He talks about his work as head of the Ceylon Mercantile Industrial and General Workers Union, how he overcame his fear of physical violence…

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                        • Our family goes mostly with the church, very closely with the church

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                          Mrs Welikala remembers her childhood in the ancestral house, her best friends from Jaffna and the importance of the church in her family. http://iam.lk/ is a narratives project exploring Sri Lanka's…

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