Sri Lanka's Famous Stilt Fishermen of Koggala
Sri Lanka is unique for its Stilt Fishermen of its west coast - fishermen who sit on small benches on poles stuck into the water a few meters offshore and fish for small reef fish called ‘Bollu’ and ‘Koramburuwo’
Before the tsunami of 2004, these fishermen could be found off shore south of Galle, and most tour books and photographers show that they are from Walligama - however, currently they can only be seen north of Walligama along the beaches of Koggala - and the few who still fish make more from tourists for photos than they do from fishing.
In case you want to know more, please check out the following article by By Nizla Naizer in the Bottom Line, which is the only good writeup I have seen at http://www.thebottomline.lk/2009/01/28/index 10.htm
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