Sumathy Sivamohan is an award winning film maker, performer, poet and academic. Professor in English at the Department of English, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Her films, Ingirunthu (Here and Now), Sons and Fathers, Oranges and Upheaval have won international acclaim and her set of two plays Thin Veils was awarded the Gratiaen Prize for Best of Literature in English in 2001. A solo performer, she has performed widely internationally and nationally. She is Professor in English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and her academic interests and research lie in the areas of gender, dispossession, the displaced, and the fraught question of nation. In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Premchand Fellowship by the Sahitya Akademi of India.