Tuesday, May 17, 2016

“@sergeyponomarev photographed Mohanatharsini Ramasamy,...

"@sergeyponomarev photographed Mohanatharsini Ramasamy, 23, playing with her dog at home in Kilinochchi, the town that Tamil militants claimed as their capital during Sri Lanka's bloody civil war. The war, between 2 ethnic groups in #SriLanka, claimed tens of thousands of lives over 26 years of fighting. Militants showed up every few months to search the Ramasamys' house, trying to recruit people. To keep Mohanatharsini from being conscripted, the family dug a hole on their property, filled it with water and covered it with a plastic tarp and branches to create a makeshift hiding place for their daughter. After the war, the surviving Ramasamys were moved around, first into government camps and then, a year later, back to their land, where they discovered that their house had been destroyed. Now, though, they have a comfortable life. Mohanatharsini, who got a job with the largest clothing manufacturer in the country, helped pay for the construction of a new home. Visit the link in our profile to read more." By nytimes on Instagram.

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