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A ruined house in Jaffna.  Tellippalai was announced as high security zone in 1992. People were asked to move out of the houses within 24 hours. During the war, most of these houses were occupied by the military for various purposes. The owners do not know exactly for what purpose their houses were occupied. Similarly, the houses in Jaffna town were occupied by the LTTE for sometimes. Properties occupied by military started to release those lands to civilians from 2010. There are some lands yet to be released. People are still struggling to get their lands back. 

‘Pain and Memory’  solo exhibition focused on displacement and disappearance in Sri Lanka. Photographs of  ‘Pain and Memory “ were exhibited under  the   invited category on World photography day celebration exhibition: “FRAMES-2020”- on-line global photography exhibition; Organized by Gayoor Art Foundation in India.Exhibition curated by  Naushad H Gayoor and Jeetin Rangher .Here is the link to see the online exhibition

http://www.gayoorartfoundation.com

Genre : Creative photography | Art Photography  | year 2019  | Canon 5 D Mark 111

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