Mahadangasweva

Mahadangasweva water tank (Photograph © Chulie de Silva) is a vital resource for this small village in the North Central town close to Anuradhapura.  It provides water for paddy cultivation,  water for bathing and washing to a village that has no electricity.  Villagers have an average income of approximately LKR1500  [US$15 or less at this point ]per month.  Paddy cultivation, vegetable gardening, animal husbandry are the main sources of income.  More photos and story to follow

These and the other photos are ones I’ve taken of other Sri Lankans you won’t normally hear, see or meet.

12 thoughts on “Mahadangasweva

  1. No hope for the future! Of course they shouldn’t be happy though they deserve it.
    Let them come out of the subsistent agriculture and exploit their potential fully. Olden practices are not rewarding sufficiently for them. Education, training, awareness programs will make a positive change for a better future.

  2. I can’t believe this photo hasn’t won a prize. I never knew where it was until I clicked on the name and read the details. Makes it even more interesting as I’m sure I saw it when visting the Anuradhapura area.

  3. No hope for the future! Of course they shouldn’t be happy though they deserve it.
    Let them come out of the subsistence agriculture and exploit their potential fully. Olden practices are not rewarding sufficiently for them. Education, training, awareness programs will make a positive change for a better future.

  4. Chulie, it’s so good to see your blog! Christine at Dadirridreaming sent me over because she recognised a flower I’d posted as the Modilla – I’m sure it is, the land you describe is just right even though my eyes aren’t good enough to see the leaves and fruit in your photographs.

    And your photograph of the Mahadangasweva – a perfect enticement to the villagers you’re going to tell us about.

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