Diaspora Diaries: Nikini Jayatunga


A young voice for reconciliation

Nikini Jayatunga is a founding member of Voices for Reconciliation, a multi-ethnic, multi-religious voluntary group of second generation British Sri Lankans. Since 2011, VfR have been facilitating dialogue between diaspora communities in the UK.

During filming, Nikini was preparing for an event that explored culture as a way of bringing people together to talk about conflict. She discusses the challenges she has faced in working with diverse communities, and her own journey in understanding Sri Lanka.

This is the second video of International Alert's 'Diaspora Diaries' film series, produced by film-maker Kannan Arunasalam.