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Life Cycle Babies Childhood Puberty Engagement Weddings Death

Helping mother on her stall selling water lilies and joss sticks etc to the pilgrims  to Kataragama Temple

Learning how to build up

market stall

Learning to buy and sell at a local market

Starting early - buying fish on the beach from the fisherman

Learning how to “market” - this is an important skill as the norm in many areas is still small shops, roadside stalls and open markets and fish being bought direct from the fisherman or a local trader on a bicycle or motorbike.

Ploughing at the family paddyfield with father

Making cinnamon sticks in the family cinnamon business

Family fishing boats and their crews - future crews!

Fisherman’s beach store house

Learning the family business

Assisting in preparation of Pujah offerings sold to pilgrims at KataragamaTemple

Life Skills