Three children under the age of ten are left in the care of their elderly grandparents in the north of Ceylon. What was an unfortunate necessity transpires to be the making of them. They are last to experience a traditional way of life that was centuries old, before the onslaught of civil war changed everything forever. Their father was one of the many doctors who migrated to the United Kingdom in the sixties and seventies — with ?3 in his pocket. They followed in his footsteps and between them served the NHS for over one hundred years. This true story explores the love of country and family; a tale of betrayal, migration and above all human resilience.