Chandragupta Thenuwara is one of Sri Lanka's most well known artists - he has been known since the 90s for creating art that speaks boldly about Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict. Three decades after the Black July massacre of 1983, when Tamil civilians were mercilessly killed in their homes while a government watched on... - YAMU
The nine men in the sculpture represents the nine provinces of the country. Each of which he feels have been silenced. They have eyes and ears but their mouths are sealed.