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Although it’s monsoon season, this year it has rained less than expected on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Anyway, the rain doesn’t stop Uppuveli fishermen going on the beach every morning to get their catch. After a small boat has moved the fishing nets away from the beach, the fishermen take the rope from either side of the net, strap it on their hip and pull the fishing net slowly out of the sea. Centimeter by centimeter. They rock slowly from side to side, one foot to the other, in the same rhythm. A poetic and strenuous dance. In the water, 2 fishermen with snorkels manage the net to maximise the chance of catching fish. Their catch is one again paltry today.