THRILLED To Get A Gas Cylinder

During the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the joy of receiving a domestic cooking gas cylinder is priceless.

Please click on the images to find out what happens when a truckful of domestic cooking gas cylinders arrives in Colombo.

IMAGE: A man celebrates as a truck carrying domestic cooking gas cylinders arrives for distribution.
All photographs: Pulitzer Prize Winner Adnan Abidi/Reuters


IMAGE: A soldier guards the truck carrying the cylinders before distribution.


IMAGE: A relieved lady carries a cylinder home.


IMAGE: A couple carries a gas cylinder home.


IMAGE: Elsewhere in Colombo, a child stands next to empty cylinders as he waits with his parents in a queue to buy a gas cylinder if it arrives.


IMAGE: A lady sits on a chair next to her empty cylinders as she waits with others in a queue to buy gas cylinders if it arrives.


Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/

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