Sunday, 1 August 2010
On my way home yesterday I encountered a mini-sized perahera. I was on the bus approaching Tangalle when it suddenly took a detour down a side road. Fearing that it was going the back way to Beliatta before coming back to Tangalle, I lunged out of my seat, pushed past a few bodies and jumped out of the door. Yep, the bus was still moving, but only slowly! I found myself in a predominantly Muslim area, in amongst a lot of smiley children. They told me that a little perahera was due and, sure enough, down the road it came a few minutes later. It was getting dark and, given the limitations of my little camera and its user, these aren't the best of photos but perhaps they'll give you an impression of the event.
Posted by Clive at 19:27