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.