They too once had a roof over their heads. But the tsunami snatched away those happy homes, all their hard-earned belongings and even those near and dear to them. They were forced to take refuge in temples and churches… and later moved to temporary campsites ‘soon to be relocated’.
The collection stall was open for five days in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station. A poor schoolchild may have contributed a bottle of water and even beggars were seen to give a few rupees. The thought and the motivation to contribute were as important as the contribution itself.