Featured portrait

The descendant

1 montage | 4 audio

A member of Negombo’s Bharatha community, Selvam Croos Moraes reminisces about his discovery of an archive photograph of the Donoughmore Commission, in which his father was a staff member. He talks about his distinctive community and the challenges he faced in getting the photograph recognised as part of Sri Lankan history. Photography by Kannan Arunasalam.