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Development short stories: a job opportunity in Sri Lanka | Global development | The Guardian

Development short stories: a job opportunity in Sri Lanka | Global development | The Guardian: The villa stood at the end of a shabby street, where, along the street’s sides, crooked shanties cropped up like overgrown grass. The street was usually quiet, but there were times when it wasn’t. Like when the boys played cricket in the evenings, when the sun was starting to set. Even then, if not for the times that the trees creeping through the shanties made strange whizzy sounds, the boys said they heard even the sneakiest tap of the ball against the wicket. At other times, there was the rickety roar of the tractors, driven by burnt, bare-chested men with cheap cotton sarongs tightly fastened against their flattened stomachs, either on their way to plough the fields or heading home after work. And most times, when the sun set and the street turned quiet, and dim lights dangled off crooked roofs, these men set aside their tractors to play cards, or enjoy some strong arrack.

It was the same stuff they did at the villa, like playing cards and sipping arrack under dim light.
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