Women as tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna for the first time

By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Head Turners ~ Women tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna.

“There is nothing wrong for women to be tuk tuk drivers” shares Mary Patricia Pushparajah.

Renuka Thuraisingam on the road in Jaffna while beating the unbearable heat.

Holy ash to bless a brand new tuk tuk.

“I lost my husband in war.Decided to be a tuk tuk driver to feed my children” ~ Kavitha Satheeswaran.

Their spirit is high.

“I am a single woman. I’m ready to face the challenges” shares Tharmini Visvanathan.

One of the donors who donated a tuk tuk to a woman in Jaffna.

Mother Mary and Jesus Christ on the front glass of one of the tuk tuks in Jaffna.

Despite the challenges in society they have decided to be tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna.

Hindu idols are kept in one of the tuk tuks in Jaffna.

It’s the first time women have taken the job as tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna.

Women tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna.

“My husband lost his right leg in Vanni war. I’ve decided to be a tuk tuk driver to look after my family” shares Indravathani Rameswaran.

People peep out to see as Peninsula women drive the tuk tuk in Jaffna.

“We have to support the women tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna” says Mathan.

“Can’t you stop and turn?” asks angrily a lorry driver who took the wrong turn after seeing a woman driving a tuk tuk in Jaffna.

Hints are passed by men in Jaffna as I drive with the women tuk tuk drivers.

Demand for Rio ice cream increases in Nallur as the unbearable heat is getting a bit intense.

Beautiful Sunset in Chulipuram|Jaffna.

The HumanityAshore Herald

Volume I ~ Issue VII ~ Head Turners ~ Women tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna ~

Storified by HumanityAshore · Tue, Apr 10 2012 21:20:50

Head Turners ~ Women tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna. #Women #Tamil #Jaffna #North #Livelihood #SriLanka http://twitpic.com/98270iDushiYanthini Kanaga
"There is nothing wrong for women to be tuk tuk drivers" shares Mary Patricia Pushparajah. #Women http://twitpic.com/9889mkDushiYanthini Kanaga
Renuka Thuraisingam on the road in Jaffna while beating the unbearable heat. #Women #Tamil #Jaffna http://twitpic.com/986830DushiYanthini Kanaga
Holy ash to bless a brand new tuk tuk. #Women #Jaffna #North #Livelihood #Driver #SriLanka #Lanka http://twitpic.com/9861paDushiYanthini Kanaga
"I lost my husband in war.Decided to be a tuk tuk driver to feed my children" ~ Kavitha Satheeswaran http://twitpic.com/985eh6DushiYanthini Kanaga
Their spirit is high. #Women #Jaffna #Tamil #North #Livelihood #SriLanka #Lanka #LKA #TukTuk #Driver http://twitpic.com/985ay0DushiYanthini Kanaga
"I am a single woman. I’m ready to face the challenges" shares Tharmini Visvanathan. #Women #Jaffna http://twitpic.com/9857yzDushiYanthini Kanaga
One of the donors who donated a tuk tuk to a woman in Jaffna. #Women #Tamil #Livelihood #North #LKA http://twitpic.com/9854hoDushiYanthini Kanaga
Mother Mary and Jesus Christ on the front glass of one of the tuk tuks in Jaffna. #Women #Tamil #LKA http://twitpic.com/9852wtDushiYanthini Kanaga
Despite the challenges in society they have decided to be tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna. #Women #Jaffna http://twitpic.com/984swmDushiYanthini Kanaga
Hindu idols are kept in one of the tuk tuks in Jaffna. #Women #Tamil #Jaffna #Livelihood #SriLanka http://twitpic.com/9822haDushiYanthini Kanaga
It’s the first time women have taken the job as tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna. #Women #Tamil #Jaffna http://twitpic.com/981zhsDushiYanthini Kanaga
Women tuk tuk drivers in Jaffna. #Tamil #Women #Jaffna #Livelihood #Peninsula #SriLanka #North #LKA http://twitpic.com/981xp6DushiYanthini Kanaga
Beautiful Sunset in Chulipuram|Jaffna. #Nature #Sunset #Jaffna #North. #SriLanka #Lanka #LKA #April http://twitpic.com/98750pDushiYanthini Kanaga

One Comment

  1. Saba says:

    Thanks for posting. Its good to see that the women in Jaffna making a living out of it.

    Saba