A Sri Lankan was walking on the beach near Thalawila, on the West side of the island, when I asked him if I could take a photograph. He understood and agreed. He stands confident and stares straight into the lens. His look is serious like that of someone who experienced the hardships of life. Maybe he is just tired of working and wants me to go away. Maybe the sun is shining in his eyes. Who will tell? For a moment we interact, two strangers on a beach.