Sri Lanka’s Mango man

Mango vendor Ratna Kumar at Nuwara eliya
Mango vendor Ratna Kumar at Nuwara Eliya

This is Ratna Kumar. He is a Sri Lankan Tamil. He sells mangoes from a van parked at Devon Falls, near Nuwara Eliya on the road to Bentota.

Though he is vertically challenged he is brisk and pleasant. He speaks Tamil, Sinhala, and English. He introduced us to Sri Lanka’s “best” mango ‘Karutha Colomban’. We were hooked.