Delon Madavan (32 years)
‘ The first question that people ask me is, ‘do people in France know what happened to us? The fact is that even me… I don’t really know…, so I understand that as a researcher, among the different things that we have to do is try to work to conserve this memory of what happened.’’
Delon was born in the 80s in France and does not know about the 83’ pogrom from his parents. Nevertheless, he recalls the experience of a good friend who experienced it and noted that it is part of a string of unfortunate events in the history of Sri Lanka. We met Delon in a park, where he shared his perspectives and reiterated the need for remembrance in order to avoid reoccurrence. As per his wishes the photographs were taken in a way to retain his anonymity.
Delon is reading for his Ph.D at the Sorbonne University.
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