Selvarajah Ragunathan greets me warmly at his Jaffna home. His face is kindly but furrowed with sadness.He lost his brother and sister in the early years of the civil war, more than 20 years ago.
Like many others, he left his rural home when the army took over the land.
He worked for years in the Gulf but could not save much. Now he rents this place in the city - a quite spacious house with a garden, where he lives with his wife and their 21-month-old son, Adchayan.