AMBALAVANER SIVANANDAN

Ambalavaner Sivanandan left Ceylon in 1958, then aged 35, shocked by the violence of the ’58 riots in Colombo. Months later, he arrived in London and ‘walked straight into the Notting Hill Gate riots.’

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.