One hundred year old Jesuit priest Father Vito Perniola came to Ceylon from Italy in 1936. He has been here ever since and was even granted Sri Lankan citizenship in 1970. A linguist, he learnt Buddhism, Pali and Sanskrit and even taught Pali to Buddhist monks and nuns. Photography by Kannan Arunasalam.
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Shastriya Kanapathypillai NallathambyThis shastriya or astrologer is famous in Batticaloa for his skill in accurately foretelling the future.4,948 views1 montage
Margaret OutschoornThe Portuguese Burgher matriarch from Batticaloa talks about displacement and loss, and how she still misses her old life in the Dutch Bar.12,081 views1 montage
Prince Casinader9,902 views1 montage | 6 audio
Mustaffa Mohamed Atham BawaThe shopkeeper reflects on the terrible incidents of violence he has witnessed in Batticaloa and how communities have tried to move on together.8,813 views1 montage | 1 audio