"Women Fighters of Liberation Tigers" by Adele Ann
This booklet of LTTE propaganda is brought up by V. V. ('Sugi') Ganeshananthan during her interview for the Archival Creators Fellowship project on Ilankai Tamil Feminism. She discusses how, despite not having an explicitly politicized family, she grew up surrounded by Tamil nationalist ephemera that shaped her experience as a Sri Lankan Tamil American.
Sumi Kailasapathy Interview with Boston Lanka
In this interview, Sumi Kailasapathy explains how and why her campaign messaging for City Council Member of Ann Arbor draws from her experience living through the armed violence in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. She speaks on how these experiences are what drives her politics, particularly in advocating on behalf of historically marginalized communities.
Sumi Kailasapathy Campaign Sign
Sumi Kailasapathy served on the City Council of Ann Arbor. The story behind her decision to run, her tenure in City Council, and how her politics were inspired by her time enduring armed violence in Jaffna, Sri Lanka were detailed in her interview for the Archival Creators Fellowship project on Ilankai Tamil Feminism.
Mango Tribe Collective
This is a group photo of the Mango Tribe Collective, which was instrumental in the canon of Asian American arts and activism, which Pradeepa participated in, along with an advisor and interviewee for this Archival Creators Fellowship project on Ilankai Tamil Feminism, YaliniDream. Mango Tribe was discussed in detail in Pradeepa's interview.
Chamindika and Pradeepa
Image of Chamindika and Pradeepa, who make up the artistic interethnic Sri Lankan duo Diaspora Flow, standing in front of a large design using the Diaspora Flow aesthetic.
Diaspora Flow Promoting B'Soul Nights
This promotional flyer for Diaspora Flow's B'Soul nights in Minnesota is an artifact of Diaspora Flow's historic involvement in the local arts scene as an inter-ethnic Sri Lankan artistic duo that would achieve national prominence.
Nirmala Rajasingam Singing About the Death of Her Sister
Audio recording of Nirmala Rajasingam singing a Carnatic rendition of a poem about the murder of her sister, Tamil feminist dissident Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. The poem was written by S.Sivasegaram. Nirmala Rajasingam has performed this piece at numerous memorials for Rajani Thiranagama and other Tamil dissenters assassinated by the LTTE, including Kethesh Loganathan and Maheswari Velayutham.
Nirmala Rajasingam's Arrest
A photograph taken soon after the trial of Nirmala Rajasingam, who along with several others was charged with harboring suspected secessionist guerillas who attacked a police station in northern Sri Lanka, killing several people. This arrest is a watershed moment in Nirmala Rajasingam's life, as she went on to survive a prison massacre and eventually defected from the LTTE and lived in exile.
Amnesty International Case Sheet on Nirmala Rajasingam
This case sheet was submitted by Amnesty International on behalf of Nirmala Rajasingam in the aftermath of her arrest and imprisonment under Sri Lanka's Prevention of Terrorism Act. This document is important in that it shows the international support that Nirmala Rajasingam was receiving during her incarceration, largely facilitated by her sister, Rajani Thiranagama, and others close to her.
Nirmala Rajasingam's Arrest in The Island Newspaper
This article published in The Island, a newspaper distributed nationwide in Sri Lanka, covers the arrest and trial of Nirmala Rajasingam, who along with several others was charged with harboring suspected secessionist guerillas who attacked a police station in northern Sri Lanka, killing several people.