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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 
WEATHER SRI LANKA FLOOD
RTRNW7U 
May 20, 2003 
Sri Lankans stand in an area in Ratnapura, 100 km (62 miles) southeast
of Colombo, May 20, 2003 after... 
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of 
SRI LANKANS STAND IN AN AREA IN RATNAPURA AFTER FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES. 
Sri Lankans stand in an area in Ratnapura, 100 km (62 miles) southeast
of Colombo, May 20, 2003 after heavy floods and landslides. Sri Lanka
fought on Tuesday to feed and shelter more than 200,000 survivors of
the worst floods and landslides to hit the island in half a century as
the death toll rose to 237, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

FA 
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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