Siriranjan, innovative miller
[Updated :: 2010-09-05 08:01:18 Hours]
When you travel a few meters beyond the Chullipuram junction passing
Manippay, Santhilippay and Chankanai from Jaffna, you will meet
Thangaraja Siriranjan (40), an innocent and innovative miller who
produces sesame oil using a hand tractor fixed to traditional domestic
oil mill (Grinding Pestle or Sekkuwa).
between www.cimicjaffna.com team
and Thangaraja Siriranjan follows;
Can we tell us something about you?
A: I was born at Annaikottai. I had my first sekku there.
I came to Chullipuram after my marriage.
Q: How old are you?
Q: How long have you been using this method?
A: For thirteen years. This is my fatherís employment.
Q: Did he use hand tractor for the Sekkuwa?
A: No, he used cattle. My brother is also a miller and he is also
using this method.
Q: How much sesame do you mill per day?
A: About 100 kg. My wife and sons help me. I have two sons and two
Q: Are you happy with your job?
A: Of course, I work hard and get a good income because my productions
have a good demand. I never sell mixed oil. I sell only pure sesame
oil at reasonable price.
wishes Thangaraja Siriranjan a prosperous future.