Thivakar’s Story

I was born and brought up in the midst of war. My childhood and school life were all about war. Most of […]

Esther’s Story

I am 30 years old. I have lived in Puthukudiyiruppu since I was born. I have two sisters and a brother, all […]

Kothai’s Story

It is the spirits of those pregnant women, children and elders that died in the Mullivaaikkal massacre that still impel me to […]

Analakshmi’s Story

The first memory Analakshmi’s describes of the war is her family’s displacement from the Jaffna peninsula during the 1995 operation by the […]

Vasuki’s Story

“Tell us where your brother is,” the Indian soldiers told Vasuki as they dangled her above a well. They were from the […]

Meera’s Story

“The Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) shot my neighbor to death,” Meera says describing her first memory of the war – she […]

Mary’s Story

Mary grew up in a full household in Mulliyawalai, with six brothers and a sister. Mary lost four of her brothers in […]

Deepa’s Story

Born in Amparai, Deepa’s village was lush – surrounded by paddy fields, behind it a river and vast forest. One afternoon, when […]

Sivanathan’s Story

Growing up with a very civically engaged father, Sivanathan had an understanding and appreciation of politics and the ethnic conflict from a […]

Shanthi’s Story

Shanthi sits in the shade of a Neem tree beside an old church in Mullaitivu. She is a mother of two, husband-less, […]