Friday, January 25, 2013

Scenes around Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka.

Point-Pedro - Manthikai road, turn-off to Maathanai.

Odakkarai alley - very old part of Point-Pedro.

Temple in 'Odakkarai'.

'Thulaa' T, 'Aandiya lindha' S near the 'Therumoody madam', Point-Pedro.
Age-old scenes from Point-Pedro. Note the old alley at Odakkarai lined by walls of coralstone and mortar. Note the old type well with a tall well-sweeo of palmyra trunk and the water channel in cement.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Vallai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Black-winged Stilt, Vallai

Wild dog eating carcass

Crows on the iron supports used in cremation at the cemetery.

Fisherman collecting his catch in an improvised float from a rubber tube.
A steady breeze blows over the large expanse of water. The cemetery at Vallai is also the dumping ground for carcasses of slaughtered animals and wild dogs are attracted to the site. The bridge at Vallai is temporary but handles traffic quite well. The cemetery and its environs has a large collection of birds of varying hues.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Manipay to Puththur via Kopay, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Road to Kopay from Manipay

Banana plantation

Somaskanda College, Puththur

The area covered is famous for its red fertile soil. Careful nurturing of the soil with water drawn from underground cisterns has built a thriving agricultural community here. Organic farming with harvested leaves buried under the soil and using cow-dung as manure was the way of life till urea and allied artificial fertilizer came on the scene.
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