Nirmala Rajasingam's Bail Application

This is Nirmala Rajasingam's bail application response from the Commissioner of Prisons, who begins the letter by affirming that he is a Buddhist, then commencing to argue against Nirmala Rajasingam's bail from the notorious Welikada Prison where she was incarcerated. This artifact intriguingly demonstrates how Sinhala majoritarianism was operating through official discourse during the 1980s era of growing ethnic tensions that would soon transition to civil war. This period and its significance is discussed in Nirmala Rajasingam's interview for the Archival Creators Fellowship project on Ilankai Tamil Feminism.

Date: June 1983
Subject(s): Nirmala Rajasingam
Type: Text
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Kartik Amarnath
Contributor: Nirmala Rajasingam
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Collection: Kartik Amarnath Fellowship project
Donor: Nirmala Rajasingam
Item History: 2022-07-08 (created); 2022-07-12 (modified)

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