Paanama was one of the villages that suffered at the hands of several armed groups during the time of the war. Although the majority population is Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils also call it home – it is a model village of unity and solidarity. They continue to suffer after the war, as their lands have been grabbed by the military. These people fight for their own lands which are now being enjoyed by those who rule, and not the rightful citizens owners.
This is a photograph of their struggle, unframed.