Saree painting workshop

Women and young girls from all ethnic communities in Sri Lanka from war-affected regions of the country gathered in Colombo to discuss their memories. The objective of the workshop held in October 2019 was to provide a space for women and youth to express their memories of war and views of reconciliation by using creative methods of art. Both women and young girls converted their memories and future expectations into symbols and created innovative designs for sarees which depict a more positive, aspirational message of hope and ethnic togetherness.