Cynthia Emersley

Cynthia Emersley is second generation Eurasian living in Kandy. Her paternal and maternal grandfathers, a civil engineer and planter, (English and Irish/Scottish respectively) both married Sinhala Kandyans. Growing up on plantations and in boarding schools Cynthia’s childhood and adolescence was spent in the company of the close knit Eurasian community.

Produced by Menika van der Poorten