A memorial to the ‘glory’ of the war in Kilinochchi where the worst atrocities were committed by the government in 2009, a painful daily remainder to those that survived.
The impact of the 30-year civil war can be seen at every turn on the Islands off Jaffna. It was once the frontline of the fighting many decades ago, yet the once grand and beautiful homes still wear the badge of war. A symbol of the way the state continues to evade its responsibility over its actions against the Tamil community.
A rare and small protest outside a prison on the outskirts of Colombo in solidarity with the Tamil political prisoners on hunger strike in October 2015. Government agents pose as journalists, collecting evidence of all those who attended.
A photograph of the former President Rajapaksa at a home in southern Sri Lanka, where he still hold popularity despite the war crimes he oversaw and ordered as President in 2009.
The only memorial in existence in Sri Lanka to the enforced disappeared, a young boy unaccounted for.
The continued militarisation of Northern Sri Lanka.
Fishermen unload a morning’s work in Mannar where over 90% rely on fishing as their sole income. They are facing issues far beyond the political situation in the coming years. The Indian Ocean, of which they are so reliant, is being destroyed In part through the erosion of coral from fishing machinery but also from the illegal dumping of toxic waste from Indian trailers on the other side of the ocean.
Tamil women in Mannar descaling the catch of the day.