They are no longer the happy mothers they used to be… they are sad and dejected because their babies have been snatched away from them. They desperately want to feed and cuddle them as any mother would want to. But where have their offspring gone, wonder Shanthi and Punchi who anxiously await their little-ones’ return.
The beach carnival at Hikkaduwa ends todaywith this picturesque coastal town attracting tens of thousands of fun-loving people for this annual event, that lasted four days. But beyond the flamboyance of the shows on the beach, a dark story was unfolding beneath the blue waters. It was the story of Hikkaduwa’s once-famous coral gardens.