In February I was lucky enough to visit Sri Lanka. I decided to take my pinhole camera with we try and get a unique perspective of the Island.
The very last part of our trip was spent by the coast with views of the Indian Ocean. We had assumed the rest of our 3 week long trip would have been crazy hectic and at this point on our travels we would be in need of some proper rest and relaxation.
One of the nights Mirissa I happen to be reading a book about Sri Lanka. The author had just visited the area in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. As I lay in my bed listening to the ocean I read about the 3 waves that hit the Island on the morning of the 26th of December. At the time the population of Mirissa was a total of 4,695 people.
Two thirds of the population lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods in a matter of minutes.
During the last day at the villa, with this new information in my mind, I looked for any evidence of the devastation that occurred here. I could find none. The people of the area rely on fishing and tourism to make a living so this is what I captured.