1. Simplicity is the mark of genius.

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    Mrs Subramanium is the personal assistant to the head of one of Jaffna’s most popular newspapers. She reflects on her approach to life and death and why, despite the constant badgering from…

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    • Times have changed. What can we do?

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      At 105 years of age, Veerakathy may be the oldest man in Jaffna. The tobacco farmer from Velanai has already outlived three of his sons. He talks about a Jaffna way of life that has helped him live…

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      • These are not honours you can buy with money

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        Businessman and philanthropist, M.H.A Gaffar, reflects on his role as the trustee of the mosque at Kataragama, believed by Muslims to be the home of their prophet Hayat Nabi. http://iam.lk/ is a…

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        • Fortunately or unfortunately I was born into that family

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          Chairperson of the Galle Heritage Foundation, Parakrama Dahanayake recalls his earlier role as private secretary to his late uncle and former Prime Minister Wijeyananda Dahanayake and reflects on…

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          • We say 'Marakalai' and Tamil people say 'Thandal'

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            Known simply as 'Mudalali', the fisherman from Rathgama talks about his friends from Batticoloa where he used to fish and his father who raised him to fish and be fearless at sea. http://iam.lk/…

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            • Our roots were there

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              C.K. Sankarakumaran reflects on what it took to step into the shoes of his father and grandfather, and his connections to his two homes of Kandy and Jaffna. http://iam.lk/ is a narratives project…

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              • All the Muslim people, you must leave from Jaffna peninsula

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                Businessman Mohammed Yassin was expelled along with over five thousand other Muslim families from the Jaffna peninsula. He talks about the day that changed his life and his return to his hometown. http://iam.lk/​ i…

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                • We enjoyed life!

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                  Jean Arasanayagam reflects on her Burgher identity, her experience of 1983 - "the watershed" in her life - and which influenced much of her writing, her Kandyan roots and what it is like…

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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'm very blessed.

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                      Helga de Silva talks about growing up in the family home that would eventually become the sumptuous “Helga’s Folly”. She reflects on why people are drawn to her ‘anti-hotel’,…

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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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                        • Very rarely you get a couple like that, don't you think?

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                          Mrs Rasheed remembers her proposed marriage and how she coped after the death of her husband to raise five children alone. http://iam.lk/ is a narratives project exploring Sri Lanka's regional…

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