Although many would count a boat ride to the beautiful islet as an mini adventure or a pleasure trip, the reality of the island life is is quite the opposite.
Living conditions are especially harsh and main issue of faced by them is a resource many of us would take for granted - access to clean drinking water.
The islanders identify spots where groundwater emerges and dig holes to help water surface.
However, it takes over 1/2 and hour to fill a container. Once taken back to homes, the water, mixed with impurities are put into barrels, where the impurities sink to the bottom after a while.
Water is consumed afterwards.
(Pics : Priyankara Kalupahana - Puttalama correspondent)