Raghavan is the alias of Rajeshkumar. Born in Punnalaikkadduvan in the North of Sri Lanka, Raghavan spent most of his youth in the charge of the LTTE before leaving in protest over authoritarianism and internecine killings in 1984.


Anonymous (Batticaloa) was born in Batticaloa, Eastern Province in 1965. By his early teens, Batticaloa had begun to feel the effects of conflict after the 1977 riots. When he reached university age in 1983, his father abruptly sent him to India for studies.