Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
|The 'Saara-vita' seller.|
|The illumination for the tray is done by a small acetylene flame issuing from a hypodermic needle. The acetylene is generated by water dripping on calcium carbide and is led to the needle by a cut plastic tube from a discarded intra-venous set.|
|The 'saara-vita' containing a betel leaf, arecanut, tobacco, spices and coloured coconut scrapings. The price was Es.30/- each.|
|Old 'saara-vita' seller fast asleep before his ware. The acetylene lamp is burning bright illuminating his tray.|
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
|A 'stock' - 'Dhandu kandha' S, with a voluteer 'in place', Eknaligoda walawwa, Kuruwita.|
|A hospital kitchen at Mulangaavil, Mannar.|
Thursday, March 6, 2014
email from Chella Padmanathan:-
Sending some photos taken at Hartley College new Hostel opening on 1st March,2014 and sent to me ,though I could not be present at the event.
|The old Hartley hostel well with the old building pulled down in 2012.|
|The building under construction in 2013 December.|
|The new Hartley Hostel.|
|Mr. Ian K Karan at the opening ceremony.|
|Unveiling the memorial plaque.|
|The Memorial plaque.|
|On stage at the opening ceremony.|
The building was in the thick of the unrest and was severely damaged during the 'time of troubles'.
In the meantime Kirupaharan emigrated to Germany and became a tycoon in the container shipping field at Hamburgh. He is also a Senator in Germany.
When he visited Hartley after the 2009s he promised a brand new building for the damaged hostel. The old hostel building was pulled down and this is the result. I heard that he had also started an orphanage at Thunnaalai. All of us who were with him appreciate his magnanimity and thank him from the bottom of our hearts.