Saturday, January 25, 2014

Market at Maruthanamadam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

Statue of 'Aanjaneyar', Maruthanamadam.

Farm produce for sale.

Three-wheeler with produce for the market.

Bananas for sale straight from the farms.

Potatoes, Bombay onions, red onions & vegetables from the farms close by for sale.
In the 1950s as a youngster I remember this market. The produce for sale from the farms close by is still the same though the volume is less. The bicycle which was used earlier is now replaced by the three wheeler. Electronic scales have replaced the earlier 'tharaasu'. The dress habits have changed but the courtesy and kind words spoken are still there.