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.
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