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Sri Lankan navy personnel stand to atten...Sri Lankan navy personnel stand to attention in Colombo July 9, 2014 during a ceremony commissioning two Australian-gifted naval patrol boats that will be deployed for preventing people smuggling operations. Morrison arrived in Colombo early on July 9 as a group of Sri Lankan migrants controversially turned back by Canberra at sea said they were treated worse than dogs. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

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Sri Lankan navy personnel stand to attention in Colombo during a ceremony commissioning two Australian-gifted naval patrol boats that will be deployed for preventing people smuggling operations

Sri Lankan policemen stand next to their...Sri Lankan policemen stand next to their new motorcycles at a ceremony in Colombo on July 1, 2014 marking the official distribution of 279 high-powered units to traffic constables across the country.  The 600cc Yamaha bikes were deployed to bolster traffic police in a country where over 2,500 people are killed annually in road accidents, making Sri Lankan roads among the worlds deadliest.

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Sri Lankan policemen stand next to their new motorcycles at a ceremony in Colombo, marking the official distribution of 279 high-powered units to traffic constables across the country

Sri Lankan children playing with soap bubbles are silhouetted against the setting Sun in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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Children playing with bubbles are silhouetted against the setting sun in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Muslim woman looks out on the street, in Aluthgama, town, 50 kilometers (31.25 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 16, 2014. At least three Muslims were killed after a right-wing Buddhist group with alleged state backing clashed with Muslims in southwestern Sri Lanka, a government minister said Monday. Dozens of shops were burned, homes looted and some mosques attacked in the violence Sunday night in the town of Aluthgama, local residents said.

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A Muslim woman looks out on the street in Aluthgama town, 50 km south of Colombo, Sri Lanka. At least three Muslims were killed in clashes with a rightwing Buddhist group which allegedly had state backing in southwestern Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Gamini Dissanayake, 36, an army soldier and member of Sri Lanka's wheelchair tennis national team serves during a practice session in Colombo May 6, 2014. The Sri Lankan national wheelchair team is made up of active armed forces members who lost their limbs during active duty.

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Gamini Dissanayake, 36, an army soldier and member of Sri Lanka’s national wheelchair tennis team, trains in Colombo. The team is made up of active members of the armed forces who lost limbs on duty.

Sri Lankan prisoners perform their maiden traditional Kandyan dance at the main jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The program is part of leisure and recreational programs for prisoners aimed at rehabilitating them. Sri Lankaís prison facilities run various industries and offers opportunities for arts, education and religious activities for the prisoners. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Sri Lankan prisoners perform the maiden traditional Kandyan dance at the main jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The programme is part of leisure and recreational activities aimed at rehabilitating prisoners. Sri Lanka’s prison facilities run various industries and offers opportunities for arts, education and religious activities for the prisoners. Read more

A Hindu priest leads a goat under a tree, on a hot day, at a Hindu temple in Colombo...A Hindu priest leads a goat under a tree, on a hot day, at a Hindu temple in Colombo March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANIMALS)

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People hang onto a crowded local passenger train as they travel to Colombo.

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People hang on to a crowded local passenger train as they travel to Colombo

Traditional dancers wait for guests during the Kramaski factory's 20th anniversary celebrations in Katunayake...Traditional dancers wait for guests during the Kramaski factory's 20th anniversary celebrations in Katunayake, about 31 km (19 miles) north of Colombo September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

Traditional dancers wait for guests during the Kramaski factory’s 20th anniversary celebrations in Katunayake, about 31 km north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Friday. Read more

An internally displaced Tamil girl looks out from her home at Konappulam Internally Displaced Persons camp in Jaffna, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Colombo August 26, 2013. Sri Lanka battled separatist guerrillas from the minority Tamil community from 1983 until finally defeating them in 2009. The country has come under international pressure to bring to book those accused of war crimes and boost efforts to reconcile a polarised country.

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A Tamil girl looks out from her home at a camp for internally displaced people in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, about 400km north of the capital Colombo