Mannar, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRI LANKAN TAMIL STUDENTS DANCE BEFORE A PEACE RALLY IN THE REBEL-HELD
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MANNAR.
Sri Lankan Tamil students dance at a cultural show before a peace rally
in the Tamil Tiger rebel-held northern district of Mannar, 312 km (200
miles) north of the capital Colombo, on February 7, 2002. The rebels,
who organised the rally, are on the verge of their first talks with the
government in seven years to end nearly two decades of ethnic war.