When we last visited Sri Lanka in February/March of this year we became increasingly concerned about the lack of ecological awareness in the village, particularly concerning the dangers of burning plastic and leaving it on the beach. As a fishing community whose lives are heavily dependent on the sea, we were keen to improve people's knowledge on this issue. Sadly, the situation was not helped by the lack of support from the municipal council who did not encourage the village to protect their local environment.
|Local priest sharing the message (Kishmi translating on the right)|
|Using the laptop bought by Sue Liddiard in March|
|Colin painting the class room|
|After the first few hours of cleaning (English teacher third on the left)|