From a framed photograph on the wall, a benevolent Chitrasena looks on as his legacy is given new life. On either side mirrors reflect two lines of dancers clad in unrelieved black. Foremost among them is Chitrasena’s daughter Upeka, who in recent decades has been the company’s prized soloist.
Jaffna seems to be the most popular holiday destination now for thousands of Sri Lankans.
Once ravaged by the war, the streets of Jaffna are bustling with activities and events after events. Market places, restaurants and guest houses are filled to capacity—mostly patronized by people from the South who haven’t set foot in this former terrorist stronghold for 30 years.