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Yet they are waiting for their loved ones …
“Disappearances are a crime against humanity. Let us not allow it to happen again”.
Where ever or whenever it happens, it leaves the most painful memory forever.
This series of photos were shot on the 27th of October in 2015 at the 25th National Commemoration Day for the disappeared which was held at Raddolugama Junction, Seeduwa where the Monument for disappeared, stands on. It is the ground that Ranjith Herath & Lionel were killed and burned on the 27th of October in 1989. The event was organized by Right to Life with collaboration of family members and friends of disappeared. There were about thirty family members from Northern and Southern parts of the country. They all gathered to commemorate the missing members. Hundred thousands of people have been abducted and killed or disappeared during the last three decades in Sri Lanka. Family members are still waiting for their loved ones …. , searching for justice … With tearful eyes and painful hearts, they have been searching their loved ones all over the country… Their wishes have not been realized. Yet they are waiting… with weeping souls.
Memories of a father … How wonderful this world would be , if her father comes back !
The monument for disappeared
They might have gone for every temple , every church and every mosque to pray for their loved ones. Even yesterday ,today and tomorrow …
Belongings of disappeared still reserved a food portion for their loved ones. Thinking that they will turn up.
A young woman among the gathering …
Could you tell where they are , what happened to them ?
There wont be any peace in their hearts without knowing what happened to their loved ones
The civil war ended in 2009. It left many wounds. Yet unhealed …
The family members are holding the photos of the disappeared with a hope, somebody will help them to find out what happened to their sons , daughters and relatives.
Agony of a son … without seen his father for many years …
Mother and son with shattered life …
To whom can we say ? From whom can we ask ?
still waiting …
“This wreath with no name attached is for you … “
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On the Christmas day I was hanging around on streets in Colombo to take photos of celebrations. I stay at the Victoria park for a couple of hours, till the sun goes down. The Kids park is one of my favorites place at Victoria park. I took some photos of the kids who’s having fun of the water circle then I turn back. Stay for a while at one of the oldest balloon seller who’s selling Balloon and water bauble toys near by the main road. One father of a family came to by a toys form him. the light was supper soft. I quickly click my camera. He bought one soap bauble toy and gave it to her daughter. Such a surprise … Her mother requested me to take a photo of her little daughter…
Later on I got to know they are from Maldives. They came down to Sri Lanka for a holiday .
Photo was shot in colour and converted to Monochrome at the post production. Canon 5D Mark III / / 24-70mm
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This decay building is fully occupied with attorneys and notaries. Their name boards are display here and there everywhere on the fort wall. The roof tile is about to fall apart. just like the justice in Si Lanka.
The building is situated at Deva Veediya in Kandy, right in front of the Temple of the Tooth.
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Nasi Lemak Kukus
229, Selegie Road, Singapore
Self served restaurant with traditional steamed rice. This restaurant was just besides of the hotel I stayed in. Most fascinating thing of this place for me was the restaurant walls. Two of its walls were full with the comments and paintings of the visitors. Mostly by the students of Lasalle collage of Arts.
Bandu Manamperi-Sri Lanka, Dimple B Shah- India, Farwa Hassan Rizvi-Pakistan, G R Constantine-Sri Lanka, Isuru Kumarasinghe-Sri Lanka., Jake Oorloff-Sri Lanka, Janani Cooray-Sri Lanka, Janet Meaney-Australia, Jeetin Rangher-India, Katarina Rasic-India, Kumari Kumaragamage-Sri Lanka, Performing Art, Pradeep Gunarathna-Sri Lanka, Priyanthi Anusha-Sri Lanka, PushpamalaN-India, Raghu Wodeyar India, Rani Rekha-India, Ruhanie Perera-Sri Lanka, Sellathurai Srikannan-Sri Lanka, Smitha Cariappa-India, Theertha Performing Art Platform 2015, Venuri Perera-Sri Lanka, Visual Arts, Waruni Anuruddhika, Zoya Siddiqui-Pakistan
‘Borders and Lines: The Temporality of Landscape’
Theertha Performing Art Platform 2015
Theertha performing Arts Platform was held on 16th of March at Borella city in Sri Lanka. Twenty one artist were performed during the event local and international both. The participated artist as follows: Janet Meaney-Australia, PushpamalaN-India, Smitha Cariappa-India, Dimple B Shah- India, Raghu Wodeyar India, Katarina Rasic-India, Jeetin Rangher-India, Rani Rekha-India, Farwa Hassan Rizvi-Pakistan, Zoya Siddiqui-Pakistan, Bandu Manamperi-Sri Lanka, G R Constantine-Sri Lanka, Janani Cooray-Sri Lanka, Priyanthi Anusha-Sri Lanka, Ruhanie Perera-Sri Lanka, Jake Oorloff-Sri Lanka, Venuri Perera-Sri Lanka, Kumari Kumaragamage-Sri Lanka, Sellathurai Srikannan-Sri Lanka, Pradeep Gunarathna-Sri Lanka, Isuru Kumarasinghe-Sri Lanka.
Smitha Cariappa-India, G R Constantine-Sri Lanka
Bandu Manamperi-Sri Lanka
Dimple B Shah- India
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