Pork Corner

Sinhalese butchers sit outside their solitary pork stall which, instead of being on the ground floor of the Colpetty Market, with the other meat stalls, has been relegated to a corner of the seafood section on the first floor. The butchers on the ground floor are all Muslims, and sell only beef, chicken, and mutton; pork being unclean to Muslims. The seafood section, however, is dominated by Sinhalese fish mongers who, being mostly Buddhist, generally frown on beef, but are OK with pork. And Sinhalese. This dietary segregation in Colombo is significantly visible according to class; with pork less available to the middle class and beef less available to the working class. The upper class generally eats whatever they want. Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/80, f/3.5, and ISO 400.


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