The descendant

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.

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  • Selvam Croos Moraes says:

    I have seen your excellent presentation of the story of the Donoughmore Commission in Ceylon in 1939. It is no doubt a part of history where all races at that time were recognised in a united Sri Lanka. Thanks for reminding us of this great piece of history.


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