Mango Season
Mangoes, and the ever-in-season Sri Lankan bananas (or plantains, as they’re commonly called here), being sold from a cart on Central Road, in Wolvendaal, in October 2022.* If you aren’t ready to take them home to ripen to sweetness, a case of exploding mangoes may be instantly had with the liberal sprinkling of chilli and salt.

• 24mm • f/2.8 • 1/1000 • ISO200 • R6 & RF24-70/2.8L •


Life at Ground Zero #2

Jampettah Street, Kochchikade, Colombo #7 by Son of the Morning Light on
A resident of Jampettah Street, leaves for work after his morning stop at the neighbourhood fruit stall, crossing himself with a glance back at the bomb-damaged St Anthony’s Shrine, cordoned off at the end of the street. Such daily rituals have resumed for the people of the multi-ethnic Colombo zone of Kochchikade, five days after a National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) suicide bomber killed over a hundred worshippers on Easter Sunday. 
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Breakfast in the Fields

Breakfast in the Fields #2 by Son of the Morning Light on
A farmer’s traditional breakfast of (clockwise from top) sour bananas, imbul kiribath (milk rice sweetened with coconut treacle), halape (a flat cake made of millet flour, coconut, and coconut treacle, steamed in a kenda leaf), milk rice and lunumiris (a spicy relish of onions and chillies), and weli thalapa (a sweet made of rice flour and coconut treacle). Shot close to Mawanella, on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines, for my story, ‘Eating Like a Farmer, which ran in the May 2017 issue.