A Sri Lankan mudslide survivor child rests in a makeshift cradle at a relief camp in Punagala, Sri Lanka. Disaster officials estimate that about 100 people were killed Wednesday morning when monsoon rains unleashed a cascade of muddy earth at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district and warned of more landslides at the area.
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A Sri Lankan street vendor looks on at the Galle Face Beach in Colombo.The International Monetary Fund said in July 2014 that Sri Lanka was one of the fastest growing economies in South Asia, but the island was also vulnerable to sudden external shocks because of high levels of foreign commercial borrowings.
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
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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
Children playing with bubbles are silhouetted against the setting sun in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lankan Muslims, made homeless after two days of anti-Muslim riots in the tourist region of Alutgama, protest against the radical Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena at a makeshift camp in Beruwala, about 58 km south of the capital Colombo on Wednesday
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.
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Sri Lankans read a memorial for those killed in the decades-long conflict against the Tamil Tigers to mark National War Heroes Day in Colombo
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 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.