Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Colombo goes Bananas

Suba Aluth Avruddak Wewa! It was a great time to be in Colombo last week. The days leading up to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year weekend was very exciting even to the people who didn't celebrate the occasion. City sidewalks were packed with vendors with all sorts of goodies including various exotic food items and clothing.

Here I have captured a busy Banana vendor in Battamulla. His produce covered a good 25 meters length of the sidewalk.


Sanesh Fernando said...

The amazing thing here is, like you say there was a busy tone on any town with packed crowds doing their last minute shopping; and the very next few days of the new year all those busy places are deserted.

I guess this is the only time of the year you find such Highest and Lowest Consumer situation within few days apart.

Bimal said...

True. I guess shopping during the Christmas season continues a little even after the 25th as the new year comes soon afterwards.