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.

MANGAYARKARASI AMIRTHALINGAM

Mangayarkarasi Amirthalingam was born in Moolai, Vaddukoddai, Jaffna
in 1933. At twelve years old, she enrolled in Ramanathan College – founded by early Tamil political
leader Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan –
to study music.