Was I a Stranger in My Homeland?
By Malavi Sivakanesan
Malavi Sivakanesan was eight years old in 2003 when her father, a Tamil dentist living in exile in Norway, went back to his homeland in Sri Lanka to set up a mobile dental clinic.
He not only carried out dental work himself, but also trained local people to continue after he left.
At the time, there was a ceasefire between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.