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SRILANKA/
RTR2DDRJ
May 02, 2010
A gem miner washes himself with water pumped from a mine shaft after his shift, outside the town of Ratnapura,...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A gem miner washes himself with water pumped from a mine shaft after his shift, outside the town of Ratnapura...
A gem miner washes himself with water pumped from a mine shaft after his shift, outside the town of Ratnapura, 100km (62 miles) east of Colombo May 2, 2010. Sri Lanka, sometimes called the Gem Island, has a long heritage of traditional gem-mining and trading that dates back some 2,000 years, with its abundance of highly prized gems, including sapphires. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
SRILANKA/
RTR2DDR8
May 02, 2010
Nandapala, a gem miner, takes a smoke break between his shifts down a gem mine outside the town of Ratnapura,...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A gem miner takes a smoke break between his shifts down a gem mine outside the town of Ratnapura, east...
Nandapala, a gem miner, takes a smoke break between his shifts down a gem mine outside the town of Ratnapura, 100km (62 miles) east of Colombo May 2, 2010. Sri Lanka, sometimes called the Gem Island, has a long heritage of traditional gem-mining and trading that dates back some 2,000 years, with its abundance of highly prized gems, including sapphires. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT)
SRILANKA/
RTR2DDR4
May 02, 2010
Ranasingha, one of the owners of a gem mine holds up a blue sapphire found by his team during the day,...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
One of the owners of a gem mine holds up a blue sapphire found by his team during the day outside the...
Ranasingha, one of the owners of a gem mine holds up a blue sapphire found by his team during the day, outside the town of Ratnapura, 100km (62 miles) east of Colombo May 2, 2010.Sri Lanka, sometimes called the Gem Island, has a long heritage of traditional gem-mining and trading that dates back some 2,000 years, with its abundance of highly prized gems, including sapphires. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
SRILANKA/
RTR2DDQT
May 02, 2010
A gem miner walks past his mine shaft after finishing his shift outside the town of Ratnapura, 100km...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A gem miner walks past his mine shaft after finishing his shift outside the town of Ratnapura, east of...
A gem miner walks past his mine shaft after finishing his shift outside the town of Ratnapura, 100km (62 miles) east of Colombo May 2, 2010. Sri Lanka, sometimes called the Gem Island, has a long heritage of traditional gem-mining and trading that dates back some 2,000 years, with its abundance of highly prized gems, including sapphires. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT)
SRILANKA/
RTR2DDQM
May 02, 2010
A group of gem miners dig through mud creating a mine shaft to reach a rock layer over 30 meters (100...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A group of gem miners dig through mud creating a mine shaft to reach a rock layer over 30 meters (100...
A group of gem miners dig through mud creating a mine shaft to reach a rock layer over 30 meters (100 feet) deep, outside the town of Ratnapura, 100km (62 miles) east of Colombo May 2, 2010. Sri Lanka, sometimes called the Gem Island, has a long heritage of traditional gem-mining and trading that dates back some 2,000 years, with its abundance of highly prized gems, including sapphires. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SRILANKA/
RTR2DDQ6
May 02, 2010
A gem miner looks down while climbing out of a mine shaft, over 30 meters (100 feet) deep, outside the...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A gem miner looks down while climbing out of a mine shaft outside the town of Ratnapura, east of Colombo...
A gem miner looks down while climbing out of a mine shaft, over 30 meters (100 feet) deep, outside the town of Ratnapura, 100km (62 miles) east of Colombo May 2, 2010. Sri Lanka, sometimes called the Gem Island, has a long heritage of traditional gem-mining and trading that dates back some 2,000 years, with its abundance of highly prized gems, including sapphires. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS)
SRI LANKA
RTR3DPF
May 31, 2004
Children paddle canoes in the flooded south-central Sri Lankan district of Ratnapura May 31, 2004. The...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
CHILDREN PADDLE CANOES IN THE FLOODED SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN DISTRICT OF RATNAPURA.
Children paddle canoes in the flooded south-central Sri Lankan district of Ratnapura May 31, 2004. The region sees habitual flooding this time of year with the onset of the monsoon season. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi AL/FA
SRI LANKA
RTR3DOQ
May 31, 2004
A FAMILY CARRIES BELONGINGS AS THEY WADE THROUGH FLOODED STREETS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN DISTRICT...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
A FAMILY CARRIES BELONGINGS AS THEY WADE THROUGH FLOODED STREETS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN ...
A FAMILY CARRIES BELONGINGS AS THEY WADE THROUGH FLOODED STREETS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN DISTRICT OF RATNAPURA. A family carries their belongings as they wade through flooded streets in the south-central Sri Lankan district of Ratnapura May 31, 2004. The region sees habitual flooding this time of year with the onset of the monsoon season. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi
SRI LANKA
RTR3DOK
May 31, 2004
Children play in a flooded street in the south-central Sri Lankan city of Ratnapura on May 31, 2004....
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
CHILDREN PLAY IN A FLOODED STREET IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN CITY OF RATNAPURA.
Children play in a flooded street in the south-central Sri Lankan city of Ratnapura on May 31, 2004. The region sees habitual flooding this time of year with the onset of the monsoon season. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi AL/FA
SRI LANKA
RTR3DOD
May 31, 2004
Children play in a flooded street in the south-central Sri Lankan city of Ratnapura on May 31, 2004....
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
CHILDREN PLAY IN A FLOODED STREET IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN CITY OF RATNAPURA.
Children play in a flooded street in the south-central Sri Lankan city of Ratnapura on May 31, 2004. The region sees habitual flooding this time of year with the onset of the monsoon season. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi AL/FA
SRI LANKA
RTR3DO6
May 31, 2004
A FAMILY CARRIES BELONGINGS AS THEY WADE THROUGH FLOODED STREETS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN DISTRICT...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
A FAMILY CARRIES BELONGINGS AS THEY WADE THROUGH FLOODED STREETS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN ...
A FAMILY CARRIES BELONGINGS AS THEY WADE THROUGH FLOODED STREETS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKAN DISTRICT OF RATNAPURA. A family carries their belongings as they wade through flooded streets in the south-central Sri Lankan district of Ratnapura May 31, 2004. The region sees habitual flooding this time of year with the onset of the monsoon season. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi
SRILANKA GEM
RTRJYEO
May 03, 2004
A Sri Lankan man examines a gem in the south-central gem-mining district of Ratnapura on May 3, 2004....
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
TO MATCH FEATURE SRILANKA-GEM.
A Sri Lankan man examines a gem in the south-central gem-mining district of Ratnapura on May 3, 2004. Sri Lanka produces most of the world's gem-quality sapphires, and its blue sapphires are considered to be among the finest in the world. TO MATCH FEATURE SRILANKA-GEM Picture taken May 3, 2004. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi AL/PB
SRI LANKA GEM
RTRJYDC
May 03, 2004
A Sri Lankan gem worker emerges from a mine in the south-central gem-mining district of Ratnapura at...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
TO MATCH FEATURE SRILANKA-GEM.
A Sri Lankan gem worker emerges from a mine in the south-central gem-mining district of Ratnapura at the end of a day's work on May 3, 2004. Sri Lanka produces most of the world's gem-quality sapphires, and its blue sapphires are considered to be among the finest in the world. TO MATCH FEATURE SRILANKA-GEM REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi AL/PB
SRILANKA GEM
RTRJYBU
May 03, 2004
Sri Lankan labourers work at a typical gem pit in the south-central gem-mining district of Ratnapaura...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE SRILANKA-GEM.
Sri Lankan labourers work at a typical gem pit in the south-central gem-mining district of Ratnapaura on May 3, 2004. Sri Lanka produces most of the world's gem-quality sapphires, and its blue sapphires are considered to be among the finest in the world. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE SRILANKA-GEM Picture taken May 3, 2004. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi AL/TW
SRI LANKA
RTRC814
February 07, 2004
A flock of migratory swallows descend on the town of Ratnapura, in south-central Sri Lanka, in this picture...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
FLOCK OF MIGRATORY SWALLOWS DESCEND ON THE TOWN OF RATNAPURA, IN SOUTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKA.
A flock of migratory swallows descend on the town of Ratnapura, in south-central Sri Lanka, in this picture taken on February 7, 2004. Thousands of these migrating birds were electrocuted last week by their weight on power and telephone lines. Migrating birds may be responsible for the unprecedented spread of avian flu that has broken out across Asia, killed 19 people and ignited fears of a deadly pandemic sweeping the world. Pictures of the month February 2004 REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi AL/FA/JV
SRILANKA AMNESTY
RTRZ6YP
February 11, 1999
Major Gavesh Ginige (L), retired school principal Dayananda Lokugalapatti and Corporal Samarasingharachchi...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
PRISONERS SPEAK TO RELATIVES IN RATNAPURA.
Major Gavesh Ginige (L), retired school principal Dayananda Lokugalapatti and Corporal Samarasingharachchi Seneviratna (R) speak to relatives through prison bars in Ratnapura February 10. They are among the seven people who were jailed up to 10 years by the Ratnapura High Court on Wednesday for abducting 25 students during a leftwing rebellion against the goverment in the late 1980s.

AL/TAN
SRILANKA RIGHTS
RTRLRKW
February 10, 1999
Some of the accused in the abduction of 25 students during a leftwing rebellion against the goverment...
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
ACCUSED WAIT FOR JUDGEMENT AT THE RATNAPUARA HIGH COURT.
Some of the accused in the abduction of 25 students during a leftwing rebellion against the goverment in the late 1980s wait for judgement at the southern Ratnapuara High Court on February 10. The accused, a retired school principal and six soldiers who were jailed for upto ten years after being found guilty of abducting the students in between the period August 1989 and January 1990 from southern Embilipitiya town. Standing (R-L) are retired school principal Dayananda Lokugallapitti, Captain Jaliya Dhanajaya Aepa, Major Gavesh Ginige, and Major Vijitha Vishishta Chamarasinghe.

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