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Stilt fisherman in Sri Lanka's Koggala 07 Aug 2017

Posted on 07 Aug 2017
Stilt fisherman in Sri Lanka's Koggala
Stilt fisherman in Sri Lanka's Koggala
Stilt fisherman in Sri Lanka's Koggala

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The area around Koggala is one of the best places on Sri Lanka's south coast to see traditional stilt fishermen in action. This famed practice has become one of the most distinctive sights of Sri Lanka. It started just after World War II, when the rocks and shoreline became too crowde. As a result, fishermen started using the ship and aircraft wrecks to fish. This developed to fixed stilts in the shoreline for fishermen to use and pass on to the next generation. See the fisherman in Koggala on Insight Guides' Sri Lanka Family Adventure. 

This article was originally published on 5th December, 2015 

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