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  • Sri Lankan Buddhist perform a new year ritual prayer in a temple, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk reads holy scriptures on the first day of their new year at Kelaniya temple, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
    Sri Lankan enjoy an evening at Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 10, 2010.
    Ship liners queue up to enter Colombo port, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Sri Lankan men play cricket on a beach, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
    Sri Lankan enjoy an evening at Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 10, 2010.
    at the Galle Face in Colombo
    A mahout walks with Sama, whose one leg got hurt in a landmine some five years back, return to his shelter, at Pinnawela elephant orphanage , 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 15, 2010.
    Elephants return to Pinnawela elephant orphanage after a bath in the river, at , 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 15, 2010.
    A Sri Lankan orphan Tamil girl looks outside from the window of her class, at school run by the Liberation of Tamil Tiger Eelam or LTTE, in Kilnochche, 328 kilometers,(205 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, June 22, 2006.
    A woman rebel of the Liberation of Tamil Tiger Eelam trains Sri Lankan Tamil women in civilian soldiers duty outskirts of Kilinochchi, 328 kilometers,(205 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    A school girl checks the nails of her fellow students at the start of a school in the morning, in Kilinochchi, 328 kilometers,(205 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday June 20, 2006
    A person carries a fish purchased from the Saint John's wholesale fishing market, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Sri Lankan villager mourn as they participate in the burial ceremony of the people killed in the church,in the background, yesterday, in Pesalai, about 234 kilometers (146 miles) from Colombo, Sri lanka, Sunday June 18, 2006.
    An earthmover fills the mass grave with mud as Villagers mourn during a mass burial ceremony in Kabithigollewa village, 285 kilometers (195 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday June 16, 2006. Thousands of people in and around Kabithigollewa village participated in a mass burial ceremony of 61 people, killed in a powerful land mine attack on June 15, 2006, when they were traveling in bus. The bus bombing was Sri lanka's worst single act of violence since the government and Tigers signed a cease-fire in 2002, and it renewed fears of a return to war.
    at the Galle Face in Colombo
    Sri Lankan ai Lankan army soldiers lower the Sri Lankan national flag as the sun sets, in Colombo, Sunday