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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
A truck carries a Sri Lankan Hindu devotee hanging from iron hooks pierced into his back for a ritual during a Hindu temple festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Friday.
Tug boats put on a water display during the launch of the Chinese-built Colombo International Container Terminal in the harbour of Colombo on Monday. Sri Lanka launched its biggest port with Chinese funding to turn Colombo into a strategic shipping hub along the world’s most lucrative trading route.
Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu devotees dance during the Vel Hinduism festival in Colombo on Thursday. Ethnic Tamils, who are mainly followers of Hinduism, are the main minority community on the island that is emerging from nearly four decades of ethnic conflict that has claimed up to 100,000 lives Read more
Sri Lankan schoolchildren play rugby on a beach at sunset in Colombo on Wednesday. Sri Lanka‘s youngsters aged between 10 and 19 make up some 15 per cent of the country’s 20m population
A man sleeps next to a closed stall at Galle Face green in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday.
Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on Monday after travelling from their town of Kalmunai, over 370km east of the capital Colombo. Read more
Sri Lankan army commandos march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on Friday. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes month with a military parade scheduled on Saturday. The parade celebrates the fourth anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict.