Sirisena;the betel seller

He was born in Kandy, central provence in Sri lanka. Later he has migrated to Nawamahasenpura at Welikanda in Pollonnaruwa.He has lived there with his family throughout the war without leaving there lands.He said we were not afraid. We die only once. Sirisena was a farmer.Now he is too old to do farming. he has divided his land among his two sons. now he selles betel to survive. He travels to  festival to festival…

“I am enjoying it”. He said.

I met this betel seller during  the Esala Perahera at Kotte, September 2011. He has come there all the way from welikanda.

Nikon FM2, 35-105mm

Copyright Waruni anuruddhika 2011