'A mob rushed into our house with a knife still dripping with blood'

I have been practising as a GP in Oakleigh, Melbourne, since 1988, after fleeing the Sri Lankan riots five years earlier. I’m one of the lucky ones, who was granted official migration acceptance as I was affected genuinely by the riots. 

Dr Devi Yogaranandan
Dr Devi Yogaranandan. Photo: Angie Basdekis

I had been practising as a doctor since graduation in 1971, when the riots against the Tamils started. We were living in the