Over The Sea

In Baththalangunduwa if you see someone going with a mamoty and a bucket dont think he is going to his vegetable plot or the paddy field. In fact, he wont even be a farmer; most probably he would a fisherman.
He would probably be carrying a mamoty and a make-shift plastic bucket to have a bath. rn

rnBecause here, one must dig his own well before bathing.rn

rnIn a few days salt will seep in and make the instant little waterhole unusable.rn

rnThat explains why the landscape is pockmarked with abandoned water holes. rn

rnAlthough a part of Sri Lanka, the people of this island have a completely different culture to the rest of the island. rn

rnBaththalangunduwa is an island located some 30 miles away from Kalpitiya.rn

rnIt is home to about 3000 people.rn

rnAnd these people dont even have the basic facilities that are taken for granted by other Sri Lankans.rn

rnThe three cinemas in the island are made of cadjan and mostly exhibit Tamil films.

rnThat is another feature of the populat