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The cigar seller

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One hundred and fifty years ago, Lawrence Saravanamuttu’s grandfather Soosaipillai came to Negombo from his hometown of Jaffna to open the shop that would become famous for selling Jaffna cigars. The shop still sells cigars but as Soosaipillai explains, they are no longer from Jaffna. Photography by Kannan Arunasalam.