It has been a while now that I last went to Sri Lanka and I never found the time to blog about it, save for that article. I do not have much more time now, but I guess losing my camera a month ago sends me craving for photography and all I can turn to are old pics I have taken before June. Gah…
I might be a bit nostalgic as well, nostalgic of a country that has, and still is, deeply fascinating me. It has been exactly three years now since I first met Kanin, an illegal Tamil immigrants working as a cook in a restaurant in Versailles, whose story got me interested in this tiny magical island. Since then I have visited the country three times and although I would love to, I have no idea when I will go back.
But anyway to come to the point of this post, I dug in my stash of pictures from different trips, reporting or otherwise. This series of photos from April 2010 are of fishermen on the north-western side of the island, near Mannar. The fishermen I interviewed told me of their traditional fishing technic and of their fear that Indian and Sinhalese fishermen’s industrial technic would not only deprive them of their income, but also destroy the natural ecosystem of the area.
Click here to hear one of the interviews: