Sri Lankan

A flock of pigeons take off as a Sri Lankan man makes his way through a street in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Some believe feeding pigeons earn them good deeds. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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A flock of pigeons take off as a Sri Lankan man makes his way through a street in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Some believe feeding pigeons earn them good deeds 

Sri Lankan military personnel march duri...Sri Lankan military personnel march during an Independence Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on February 2, 2016. Sri Lanka is preparing to mark the 68th anniversary of independence from Britain on February 4.  AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARAIshara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

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Sri Lankan military personnel march during an Independence Day parade rehearsal in Colombo. Sri Lanka is preparing to mark the 68th anniversary of independence from Britain on Thursday 

A Chinese honour guard (2nd-R) uses a string to make sure guards stand in line before the arrival of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28,2013. Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a two-day visit to China.

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A Chinese honour guard (second right) on Tuesday uses a string to make sure guards stand in line outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing ahead of the arrival of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

Sri Lankan army commandos march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on May 17, 2013. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes month with a military parade scheduled for May 18. 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. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARAIshara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

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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.