Monday, July 16, 2018 11:22:56 PM

A hell of shacks and corrugated metal next to Colombo port city

By - Fri Jul 13, 11:23 am

The shantytown is called Pelpath Niwas and is located a few metres from luxury hotels, flats and shops. Some 150 homeless Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim live in the camp. Only nine children go to school. “We see the mega constructions, but nobody sees us,” local women lament.

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