“Testimonies of Silent Pain” Book Launch
Posted on 21, May 2017
The Social Architects Launch an Anthology of Short Stories in Sinhala and Tamil Titled “Testimonies of Silent Pain”.
On the 21st of May, 2017, the Social Architects(TSA) launched their first publication, an anthology of short stories written by the youth from Anurathapura, Ampara, Killinochi, Nuweraeliya and Jaffna called “Testimonies of Silent Pain” in both Tamil and Sinhala languages.
TSA has been working with the youth, from above mentioned districts, for little over a year on Reclaiming Reconciliation. The youth from these districts were entrusted to reinterpret the history of Sri Lanka through their personal narratives and express through different forms such as writing, theatre and film to learn about parallel narratives as a first step so that they can have a shared vision to think about meaningful reconciliation.
Twenty one youth have written either their personal stories or identified an individual in their close circles, whose personal narrative is important to be shared with wider audience. The youth participated in various writing workshops organized by TSA and over a period to put together stories from all three communities in Sri Lanka.
TSA is very pleased with the outcome of this initiative and make these personal narratives available to wider audience so that the policy makers of Reconciliation will take note of the youth perspectives.