National Archives of Sri Lanka

Nalayini Indran (before marriage Nalayini Kanapathippillai) worked at the National Archives of Sri Lanka from 1991-1995. She got married in 1995 and migrated to England.

Photo: Nalayini Indran (personal archive, around 2016)

Nalayini Kanapathippillai has written articles in the field of feminism, documentation and archives, and Tamil literature. Here are three articles that she wrote during her service at the National Archives of Sri Lanka. She was the only Tamil who worked at the archives at her period. It is known that there worked another Tamil man, Mr Navasothy, at the National Archives before Nalayini. Sadly, he dies before Nalayini started her service at the National Archives in Colombo.

Photo: Nalayini Kanapathippillai (personal archive, 1991-1992?)

– Sarawanan Koomati Nadarasa (DsporA Tamil Archive Facebook post comment, 15.10.2020)

தமிழர் சுவட்டை அழிப்பதில் சமகால முஸ்தீபு – என்.சரவணன்

Thank you

Due to the lack of or fragmented archives or limited access to archives in Tamil society, it has been challenging to get access to available sources that can support oral history interviews.
In this situation, writing about diaspora Tamil history will be a dynamic process that may change its shape and be updated over time. Thus, we welcome the public to provide feedback with any verifiable sources in the case of need for correction in the factual information on this website.

புதுப்பிப்பு│Update: 17.10.2021

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