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Eye


A nation’s pulse

They carry the burden of the nation on their shoulders. They are the wheels that drive the nation towards progress. They toil, they sweat, but receive little appreciation for their hard work.

But, on this day that we celebrate another International Workers’ Day – May Day or Labour Day for the common man – they are still toiling on the street, or fighting against the ocean, or sewing their life away at a Juki machine; just trying to make ends meet against the rising cost of living.

Ironically, it is the political parties on both sides of the great divide that rally around on Workers’ Day, shouting slogans, marching on the streets, hijacking the day that belongs to the workers.

The Nation captured the blood, sweat and tears shed by the workers – and also their indomitable courage to smile amidst untold sufferings – as they engaged in their professions, in order to pay tribute to them…

(Pix by Rukshan Abeywansha)