ANONYMOUS FEMALE (MRS F)

Mrs F, born in 1947, is the fourth in
a family of ten children raised in Valvettithurai, Jaffna District, a town perched on the northernmost tip
of Sri Lanka.

SELLATHURAI SIVARASA

Sellathurai Sivarasa was born in Inuvil, Jaffna in 1932. He was raised by his mother after his father was bitten by
a snake in his residence.

AMBICA SELVARAJ

Ambica Selvaraj was born in a multicultural neighbourhood in Colombo in April 1951. Though she spoke Tamil at home and in school, she spent most of her childhood in
the company of Sinhalese and
English-speaking children,
unaware of the issues that would become so salient later on.