From Royal Treasure to Garbage Dump: Tragedy of Muthurajawela
It was a dry Wednesday with very little catch in the lagoon's murky polluted waters. As Kumara moored his rundown fishing boat amidst the mangroves the unmistakable smell of smoke rose around him. He was unconcerned, as this was the norm, fires would be lit and doused and then more garbage dumped.
However, reaching his house he was surprised to find it enveloped in smoke with his invalid wife outside. Acting fast he lifted his wife and carried her outside through the garbage paved path, to the main road for fresh air. be fore heading back towards the flames, to save his boat.