Farmers in the Mavil Aru area are opposed to a government-planned dam extension, saying it will dry crops and threaten local wildlife.
Dharmarajah Thurairasah, 60, reserves seats on long distance buses.
Nimala Vijitha, 26, studies and her husband is a fisherman.
Mahalingam Udayakumar, 39, commutes to Jaffna to sell coconuts.
S. Thirulinganatham, 53, is a bus driver from Sandilippai, northern Sri Lanka.
Kunarasah Thangamalar, 57, works at the fishing market in Navanthurai, Jaffna.