Kannan is visiting Sri Lanka’s grandparents on our collective behalf. Contrary to some random belief, this does not destabilize the country. His iam project collects stories from elders from all around the island (Colombo, Jaffna, Galle, Kandy, Batti). The latest tranche includes this an interview with Chandra Shafter, former cricketer, team manager, and Managing Director of Janashakthi Insurance.
It’s quite interesting, as are a lot of the stories. Here’s a quote. Please watch the audio/photo vid for context.
Nearly all clubs of any worth were purely on ethnic grounds. There was no hatred no bitterness, the friendliest rivalry that one could see.
The structure of Kannan’s project is photo plus audio recording. Great photographs, if you want to view them in gallery. It’s fascinating, but also a vital historical record of people, stories and, well, manners that will soon pass away. Check it out – iam.lk.