Scenes from the Road: Photo I

Nothing cools you off on a hot day in Sri Lanka like some coconut water straight from the shell.  We pulled over to this roadside stand and struck up a conversation with two fishermen selling coconuts there part-time.  Likely most of their diet, and livelihood, came straight out the lake seen in the picture below.

Despite lax regulations on its use, these fishermen were confident that the quality was fine, and the fish they harvested from it were fine to eat.  We wouldn’t learn until days later during an interview with water quality experts at the University of Peradeniya just  how wrong these fishermen might be.

-JJC

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