While praying at the feet of the gods to bring down
the cost of living, the people pictured here are doing what they can
to help themselves.
Seated outside the Saman Devaleya in Ratnapura, they earn a few rupees
by taking care of the footware of devotees who throng the place of
worship and must enter barefooted. In our lead story we record that it
is immoral that 40 percent of our people continue to live on less than
US$ 2 a day.Pic by Dimuthu Premarathne