A number of artwork and records exist that can attest to the freedoms enjoyed by homosexuals prior to colonialism, including religious statues such as the ones at Tanjore. Drawings on his shoulders He was enacting a kuttu Performed by Kaman son of him who measured the earth In the street of Conakar of Vanan-Asura king. The great saivite saint Manickavachagar of the 9th century CE in his Thiruvembavai written in praise of Lord Annamalai. Chennai Coimbatore Madurai Tiruchirapalli Tiruppur. Sri Lankans resemble and are part of the stock of South Indians in terms of body build, face shapes and anthropology;  most islanders have a brown skin tone,  and often light skinned people are considered to be foreign by the islanders. There are an estimated 30, transgender people in Tamil Nadu.