Multimedia: Why I Left Sri Lanka


Anu Prakash, a Tamil from Sri Lanka, was eight years old when the civil conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers erupted into full-scale war. In this multimedia presentation she describes the military raids, beatings and forced disappearances that eventually caused more than half a million Tamils to flee their homes.

Listen to Anu Prakash’s story and view Inga Ting’s photographs of life in Sri Lanka and Australia, along with archival images, by clicking below.


Click on the image above to watch the slideshow and to hear the audio. Photo: Inga Ting


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