Vindhya Buthpitiya

Vindhya Buthpitiya is a PhD candidate in Visual Anthropology researching the relationship between popular photography and articulations of Tamil identity and citizenship in post-war Sri Lanka. She has held numerous consultancy positions in social and policy research within the public, private and non-governmental sectors in Sri Lanka, with a focus on postwar reconciliation and development, and community-environment relationships.

The tempest in your tea cup

Colonial tropes in advertising mask the harsh realities of plantation workers in Sri Lanka.

Aug 20, 2018

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