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AIRBUS-PROBE/SRI LANKA
RTS3119X
February 06, 2020
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena leaves the court along with prison officers,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Chandrasena leaves the court after being remanded in Colombo
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena leaves the court along with prison officers, after being remanded until February 19, 2020, in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
AIRBUS-PROBE/SRI LANKA
RTS31193
February 06, 2020
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena leaves the court along with prison officers,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Chandrasena leaves the court after being remanded in Colombo
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena leaves the court along with prison officers, after being remanded until February 19, 2020, in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
AIRBUS-PROBE/SRI LANKA
RTS3118K
February 06, 2020
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayake leave...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Chandrasena and his wife Wijenayake leave the court after being...
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayake leave the court along with prison officers, after being remanded until February 19, 2020, in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
AIRBUS-PROBE/SRI LANKA
RTS3117V
February 06, 2020
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayake leave...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Chandrasena and his wife Wijenayake leave the court after being...
Former CEO of the SriLankan Airlines, Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayake leave the court along with prison officers, after being remanded until February 19, 2020, in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
SRILANKAN AIRLINES-LOSS/
RTX72J8H
August 07, 2019
Vipula Gunatilleka, the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, poses after an interview with...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Vipula Gunatilleka, the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, poses after an interview with...
Vipula Gunatilleka, the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, poses after an interview with Reuters at a hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Sankalp Phartiyal
SRI LANKA-AIRLINES/
RTS10OXL
February 27, 2017
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte disembarks from a newly ordered Sri Lankan Airlines A320neo...
Katunayake, Sri Lanka
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Ratwatte disembarks from a newly ordered Sri Lankan Airlines A320neo plane...
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte disembarks from a newly ordered Sri Lankan Airlines A320neo plane after inspecting it at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, Sri Lanka, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
SRILANKAN AIR-M&A/
RTSQUOH
October 05, 2016
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte (R) looks on during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte looks on during a news conference in Colombo
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte (R) looks on during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
SRILANKAN AIR-M&A/
RTSQUOF
October 05, 2016
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte looks on during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka October...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte looks on during a news conference in Colombo
CEO of SriLankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte looks on during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
SRILANKAN AIR-M&A/
RTSQTHG
October 05, 2016
An engineer cleans an Airbus 340 at the Sri Lankan Airlines maintenance hangar at the international airport...
Katunayake, Sri Lanka
An engineer cleans an Airbus 340 at the Sri Lankan Airlines maintenance hangar at the international airport...
An engineer cleans an Airbus 340 at the Sri Lankan Airlines maintenance hangar at the international airport in Katunayake, 30 km (19 miles) north of Colombo, February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo
SRILANKAN AIR-M&A/
RTSQTHE
October 05, 2016
An Airbus from Sri Lankan Airline takes off from Bandaranaike International airport in Katunayaka, May...
None, Sri Lanka
An Airbus from Sri Lankan Airline takes off from Bandaranaike International airport in Katunayaka
An Airbus from Sri Lankan Airline takes off from Bandaranaike International airport in Katunayaka, May 3, 2007. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe/File Photo
AUSTRALIA-ASYLUM
RTXPOYR
October 16, 2009
A wooden boat (C) carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour...
Cilegon, Indonesia
A wooden boat carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour...
A wooden boat (C) carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour in Indonesia's Banten province October 16, 2009. Australia's Prime Minister Rudd said the Australian government would not be emotionally blackmailed into accepting a boatload of 260 Sri Lankans on hunger strike after being stopped by Indonesia's navy near Java following a plea from Rudd to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Indonesia is a frequent transit country for asylum seekers aiming to get to Australia from conflict-torn countries. REUTERS/Dadang Tri (INDONESIA SOCIETY POLITICS)
AUSTRALIA-ASYLUM
RTXPOYQ
October 16, 2009
A wooden boat carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour...
Cilegon, Indonesia
A wooden boat carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour...
A wooden boat carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour in Indonesia's Banten province October 16, 2009. Australia's Prime Minister Rudd said the Australian government would not be emotionally blackmailed into accepting a boatload of 260 Sri Lankans on hunger strike after being stopped by Indonesia's navy near Java following a plea from Rudd to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Indonesia is a frequent transit country for asylum seekers aiming to get to Australia from conflict-torn countries. REUTERS/Dadang Tri (INDONESIA SOCIETY POLITICS)
AUSTRALIA-ASYLUM
RTXPOY8
October 16, 2009
A wooden boat carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour...
Cilegon, Indonesia
A wooden boat carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour...
A wooden boat carrying 260 Srilankan asylum seekers detained by the Indonesian Navy in Cilegon harbour in Indonesia's Banten province October 16, 2009. Australia's Prime Minister Rudd said the Australian government would not be emotionally blackmailed into accepting a boatload of 260 Sri Lankans on hunger strike after being stopped by Indonesia's navy near Java following a plea from Rudd to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Indonesia is a frequent transit country for asylum seekers aiming to get to Australia from conflict-torn countries. REUTERS/Dadang Tri (INDONESIA SOCIETY POLITICS)
HAITI
RTR5OI8
March 20, 2005
Srilankan UN peacekeepers load one of about 20 Haitians onto a UN truck after they captured him following...
Petit-Goave, UNITED STATES
UN peacekeepers with arrested former Haitian soldiers.
Srilankan UN peacekeepers load one of about 20 Haitians onto a UN truck after they captured him following a firefight where two UN peacekeepers and two Haitians, believed to be former Haitian soldiers, were killed in Petit-Goave, Haiti, on March 20, 2005. The firefight, which also left over 20 wounded, including some peacekeepers and some former soldiers, occurred after former Haitian soldiers refused to evacuate the police headquarters they have been occupying since last fall and was the first clash where a UN blue helmet was killed. Haiti's army was disbanded by then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1995. Former soldiers participated in his overthrow in February, 2004. PHOTO TAKEN MARCH 20 REUTERS/Daniel Morel DM
BANGLADESH
RTRSRAP
February 10, 2004
Srilankan under 19 cricketers march into the stadium during the inaugural function in Dhaka February...
Dhaka, Bangladesh - Peoples Republic of
ICC UNDER 19 CRICKET CARNIVAL BEGINS IN DHAKA.
Srilankan under 19 cricketers march into the stadium during the inaugural function in Dhaka February 10, 2004. Sixteen teams including ten test playing nations are participating at the tournament to be played in different venues in Bangladesh from February 15 to March 5. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman NA/GB
SRILANKA
RTR69PB
November 05, 2003
Sri Lankan investors looks at the price board on the floor of the
Colombo Stock Exchange on November...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN INVESTORS ON THE FLOOR OF THE COLOMBO STOCK EXCHANGE.
Sri Lankan investors looks at the price board on the floor of the
Colombo Stock Exchange on November 5, 2003. The bourse plunged 13
percent on Wednesday, reflecting uncertainty in the country a day after
President Chandrika Kumaratunga sacked three ministers and suspended
parliament. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL/RCS
PAKISTAN AFGHAN
RTR2Z99
September 13, 2003
Pakistan Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat (L) greets his Srilankan
counterpart John Amaratunga at...
Islamabad, Pakistan - IslamicRepublicof
PAKISTAN INTERIOR MINISTER GREETS HIS SRILANKAN COUNTERPART AT INTERIOR
MINISTRY IN ISLAMABAD.
Pakistan Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat (L) greets his Srilankan
counterpart John Amaratunga at the Interior Ministry in Islamabad Sep
13, 2003. Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed an agreement on Saturday on
cooperation in the fight against terrorism, drug smuggling and human
trafficking. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

MK/TW
SRILANKA
RTR1A4S
August 04, 2003
JAPAN'S SENIOR VICE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS HANDS OVER DOCUMENT OF
INVENTORY TO SRILANKAN MINISTER...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
JAPAN'S SENIOR VICE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS HANDS OVER DOCUMENT OF
INVENTORY TO SRILANKAN ...
JAPAN'S SENIOR VICE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS HANDS OVER DOCUMENT OF
INVENTORY TO SRILANKAN MINISTER IN COLOMBO.
SRILANKA
RTRPV3C
June 27, 2003
A SRILANKAN TAMIL WOMAN HOLDS PICTURE OF REBELLEADER PRBHAKARAN DURING
THE THE RALLY IN JAFFNA SRILANKA....
Jaffna, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
A SRILANKAN TAMIL WOMAN HOLDS PICTURE OF REBELLEADER PRBHAKARAN DURING
THE THE RALLY IN JAFFNA ...
A SRILANKAN TAMIL WOMAN HOLDS PICTURE OF REBELLEADER PRBHAKARAN DURING
THE THE RALLY IN JAFFNA SRILANKA.
SPOR CRICKET ZEALAND
RTR13FMA
May 06, 2003
Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya plays a shot during the fourth day
of the second cricket test against...
Kandy, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN BATSMAN JAYASURIYA PLAYS A SHOT DURING THE SECOND TEST AT
KANDY SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya plays a shot during the fourth day
of the second cricket test against New Zealand in Kandy, Sri Lanka, May
6, 2003. Jayasuriya was dismissed for 82. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuarachi

AL
SPORT CRICKET
RTR13FM7
May 06, 2003
Sri Lankan captain Hashan Tillakaratne avoid a bouncer from New Zealand
bowler during the fourth day...
Kandy, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN CAPTAIN TILLAKARATNE AVOID A BOUNCER DURING THE SECOND TEST
AT KANDY SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan captain Hashan Tillakaratne avoid a bouncer from New Zealand
bowler during the fourth day of their second cricket test in Kandy, Sri
Lanka, May 6, 2003. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachch

AL/DL
SRILANKA EAST
RTRM1HF
April 18, 2003
A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil man (L) uses a rifle during an attack on
Muslim villagers in Muttur, 230 kilometers...
Muttur, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
A SRILANKAN TAMIL MAN FIRE THEIR SMALL GUN DURING AN ATTACK ON MUSLIM
VILLAGERS IN MUTTUR SRILANKA.
A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil man (L) uses a rifle during an attack on
Muslim villagers in Muttur, 230 kilometers (140 miles) northeast of
Colombo April 18, 2003. Police fired tear gas to keep the crowds apart
in Muttur, the site of increased tension between Muslims and mostly
Hindu Tamils after the alleged abduction of two youths by Tamil Tiger
rebels. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL/FA
SPORT CRICKET
RTR12OZV
March 15, 2003
Sri Lankan bowler and captain Sanath Jayasuriya catches and bowls
Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower at Buffalo...
East London, Zaire
SRILANKAN CAPTAIN SANATH JAYASURIYA TAKES THE CATCH OF ZIMBABWE BATSMAN
GRANT FLOWER.
Sri Lankan bowler and captain Sanath Jayasuriya catches and bowls
Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower at Buffalo Park in East London, South
Africa March 15, 2003. Sri Lanka went on to win their final match of
the Super Sixes of the cricket World Cup by 74 runs and advance to the
semi finals of the competition. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

HB/WS
SRILANKA
RTRGQU7
January 17, 2003
Sri Lankan fireball dancers perform at an annual cultural pageant at
the Kaleniya Buddhist Temple near...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN FIREBALL DANCERS PERFORM AT CULTURAL PAGEANT AT KALENIYA
TEMPLE.
Sri Lankan fireball dancers perform at an annual cultural pageant at
the Kaleniya Buddhist Temple near Colombo January 17, 2003. Tourists
flock to the pageant, which depicts traditions from around the Indian
Ocean Island through various dance forms. The Buddhist Duruthu Festival
on Friday marks the moment when the Lord Buddha is said to have visited
the Kelaniya Temple. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL/RCS
SRILANKA
RTRGQTZ
January 17, 2003
Sri Lankan dancers perform at an annual cultural pageant at the
Kaleniya Buddhist Temple near Colombo...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN DANCERS PERFORM AT ANNUAL CULTURAL PAGEANT AT KALENIYA.
Sri Lankan dancers perform at an annual cultural pageant at the
Kaleniya Buddhist Temple near Colombo January 17, 2003. Tourists flock
to the pageant, which depicts traditions from around the Indian Ocean
Island through various dance forms. The Buddhist Duruthu Festival on
Friday marks the moment when the Lord Buddha is said to have visited
the Kelaniya Temple. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL/RCS
SRILANKA
RTRGNOM
January 16, 2003
A Sri Lankan family sits among elephants near the Kelaniya Buddhist
temple before the start of the annual...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN FAMILY WATHCES ELEPHANTS NEAR THE KELANIYA TEMPLE IN THE
SUBURB OF COLOMBO.
A Sri Lankan family sits among elephants near the Kelaniya Buddhist
temple before the start of the annual cultural pageant on the suburb of
Colombo, January 16, 2003. Thousands of Sri Lankans and tourists flock
to the pageant annually to watch the traditional performances.
REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL
SRILANKA
RTR11FT4
January 15, 2003
Sri Lankan girls dancing during the Hindu Thai Pongal festival in
Colombo on January 15, 2003 at an...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN GIRLS DANCING THE HINDU THAI PONGAL FESTIVAL IN COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan girls dancing during the Hindu Thai Pongal festival in
Colombo on January 15, 2003 at an event organized by the government
cultural department to foster harmony between minority Tamils and
majority Sinhalese. The festival is the first to be held after a peace
bid between the government and Tamil Tiger guerrillas. About 15 percent
of Sri Lanka's population are Hindu and celebrate the festival to mark
the harvesting of crops by farmers. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi
REUTERS

AL
SRILANKA
RTR11FSE
January 15, 2003
Sri Lankan Kandyan dancers performs during the Hindu Thai Pongal
festival in Colombo on January 15,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN KANDYAN DANCERS PERFORMS DURING THE HINDU THAI PONGAL
FESTIVAL IN COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan Kandyan dancers performs during the Hindu Thai Pongal
festival in Colombo on January 15, 2003 at an event organized by the
government cultural department to foster harmony between minority
Tamils and majority Sinhalese. The festival is the first to be held
after a peace bid between the government and Tamil Tiger guerrillas.
About 15 percent of Sri Lanka's population are Hindu and celebrate the
festival to mark the harvesting of crops by farmers. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuarachchi REUTERS

AL
SRILANKA REACTION
RTRG8H3
January 08, 2003
Members of the Sri Lankan Marxist People's Liberation Front (JVP) shout
slogans during a protest in...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
MEMBERS OF SRILANKAN MARXIST JVP SHOUT SLOGANS IN COLOMBO.
Members of the Sri Lankan Marxist People's Liberation Front (JVP) shout
slogans during a protest in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, January 8,
2003. More than 10,000 supporters of the Sinhala nationalist JVP,
including hundreds of red-robed Buddhist monks, held a peaceful rally
in downtown Colombo on Wednesday to oppose the bid to end 19 years of
war between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels. The Sri Lankan
government and the Tamil tiger guerrillas are holding the third day of
talks in Thailand on Wednesday. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL
SRILANKA
RTRG6HY
January 07, 2003
SRILANKAN STREET VENDOR SELL CLOCKS WITH PRINTED FACES OF LTTE LEADER
PRBHAKARAN AND SRILANKAN PRIME...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN STREET VENDOR SELL CLOCKS WITH PRINTED FACES OF LTTE LEADER
PRBHAKARAN AND SRILANKAN ...
SRILANKAN STREET VENDOR SELL CLOCKS WITH PRINTED FACES OF LTTE LEADER
PRBHAKARAN AND SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER WICKREMESIGHE IN COLOMBO.
SPORT CRICKET
RTR10JM1
November 29, 2002
South African batsman Beots Dippenaar (L) sweeps the ball as Sri Lankan
wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara...
Pretoria, UK
SOUTH AFRICA'S DIPPENAAR SWEEPS THE BALL AS SRILANKAN SANGKKARA WATCHES
IN PRETORIA.
South African batsman Beots Dippenaar (L) sweeps the ball as Sri Lankan
wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara watches, during their second ODI cricket
match played at SuperSport Park in Pretoria on November 29, 2002. South
Africa won the first ODI by 6 wickets. REUTERS/Anne Laing

ah
SRILANKA
RTRDYGH
November 16, 2002
CROATIAN PRESIDENT STJEPAN MESIC GREETS SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER RANIL
WICKREMESINGHE UPON HIS ARRIVAL...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
CROATIAN PRESIDENT STJEPAN MESIC GREETS SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER RANIL
WICKREMESINGHE UPON HIS ...
CROATIAN PRESIDENT STJEPAN MESIC GREETS SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER RANIL
WICKREMESINGHE UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN SRILANKA.
SRILANKA
RTRDPP7
November 12, 2002
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumratunga attends a special ceremony to
mark her 8th anniversary in...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN PRESIDENT KUMRATUNGA ATTENDS A CEREMONY TO MARK HER 8TH
ANNIVERSARY IN OFFICE.
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumratunga attends a special ceremony to
mark her 8th anniversary in office in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo
on November 12, 2002. The president followed the ceremony with an
address to the nation. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL/PB
SRILANKA
RTRDPO4
November 12, 2002
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga (C) raises the national flag
as military commanders (R) from...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN PRESIDENT KUMARATUNGA RAISES THE NATIONAL FLAG DURING A
CEREMONY IN COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga (C) raises the national flag
as military commanders (R) from the three forces look on during a
ceremony to mark her eight years in office in Colombo, November 12,
2002. A series of ceremonies have been organised by the President's
House to mark the event. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL/DL
SPORTS CRICKET
RTRYYW8
September 30, 2002
India's Harbhajah Singh (L), bowler Ajith Agarkaar (without cap),
wicket keeper Rahul Drav i(2nd R)...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
INDIAN PLAYERS CELEBRATE TAKING THE WICKET OF SRILANKAN BATSMAN IN
COLOMBO.
India's Harbhajah Singh (L), bowler Ajith Agarkaar (without cap),
wicket keeper Rahul Drav i(2nd R) and captain Sourav Ganguly (R)
celebrate taking the wicket of Sri Lankan Marvan Atapattu for 10 at the
ICC Champions Trophy Tournament final match in Colombo September 30,
2002. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuararchch

AL/RCS
SPORSTS CRICKET
RTRYXEA
September 29, 2002
Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya takes runs during the ICC
Champions Trophy final against India...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN CAPTAIN JAYASURIYA TAKES RUNS DURING THE ICC FINAL IN
SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya takes runs during the ICC
Champions Trophy final against India in Colombo Sri Lanka, September
29, 2002. Jayasuriya won the toss and elected to bat first against
India in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuararchchi

AL
SRI LANKA TALKS
RTRAK62
September 17, 2002
A military guard stops a cyclist from entering Sattahip Navy base, 110
kilometres (68 miles) southeast...
Sattahip, Thailand - Kingdom of
SOLDIER GUARDS VENUE OF SRILANKAN PEACE TALKS IN SATTAHIP.
A military guard stops a cyclist from entering Sattahip Navy base, 110
kilometres (68 miles) southeast of Bangkok September 17, 2002, on the
second day of Sri Lankan peace talks. Delegates from Sri Lanka's
government and the rebel Tamil Tiger's (LTTE) are meeting at the naval
base for three days of talks aimed at ending nearly 20 years of ethnic
conflict. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

SS/RCS
SRILANKA TALKS
RTRAHUZ
September 16, 2002
Members of Norway's delegation facilitating Sri Lankan peace talks,
(L-R) Erik Solheim (special advisor...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
NORWEGIAN DELEGATES AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF SRILANKAN PEACE TALKS.
Members of Norway's delegation facilitating Sri Lankan peace talks,
(L-R) Erik Solheim (special advisor to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry),
Vidar Helgesen (Deputy Foreign Minister) and Jon Westborg (Norway's
ambassador to Sri Lanka) listen to opening remarks in Pattaya, 100
kilometres (62 miles) southeast of Bangkok September 16, 2002.
Delegates from Sri Lanka's government and the rebel Tamil Tigers (LTTE)
sat down with their Thai hosts to conduct peace talks aimed at ending
nearly 20 years of ethnic war. REUTERS/Jason Reed

JIR/RCS
SRILANKA TALKS
RTRAHTU
September 16, 2002
Sri Lanka's chief negotiator G. L. Peiris (L) and his Tamil Tiger
counterpart Anton Balasingham arrive...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
CHIEF DELEGATES ARRIVE FOR START OF SRILANKAN PEACE TALKS IN PATTAYA.
Sri Lanka's chief negotiator G. L. Peiris (L) and his Tamil Tiger
counterpart Anton Balasingham arrive for the opening of Sri Lankan
peace talks in Pattaya, 100 kilometres (62 miles) southeast of Bangkok
September 16, 2002. Delegates from Sri Lanka's government and the rebel
Tamil Tigers (LTTE) sat down with their Thai hosts to conduct peace
talks aimed at ending nearly 20 years of ethnic war. REUTERS/Jason
Reed

JIR/RCS
SRILANKA TALKS
RTRAHSO
September 16, 2002
Sri Lanka's chief negotiator G. L. Peiris (L) shakes hands with Thai
host Tej Bunnag (R), permanent...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
SRILANKAN ADVERSARIES ARRIVE TOGETHER AT THE START OF PEACE TALKS IN
PATTAYA.
Sri Lanka's chief negotiator G. L. Peiris (L) shakes hands with Thai
host Tej Bunnag (R), permanent foreign affairs secretary, as Tamil
Tiger chief negotiator Anton Balasingham (C) looks on after their
arrival at the opening of peace talks in Pattaya, 100 kilometres (62
miles) southeast of Bangkok September 16, 2002. Delegates from Sri
Lanka's government and the rebel Tamil Tigers (LTTE) sat down with
their Thai hosts to conduct peace talks aimed at ending nearly 20 years
of ethnic war. REUTERS/Jason Reed

JIR/RCS
SRILANKA TALKS
RTRAHQP
September 16, 2002
Sri Lankan government chief negotiator G. L. Peiris (L) talks with his
Tamil Tiger counterpart Anton...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
SRILANKAN PEACE NEGOTIATORS PEIRIS AND BALASINGHAM TALK IN PATTAYA.
Sri Lankan government chief negotiator G. L. Peiris (L) talks with his
Tamil Tiger counterpart Anton Balasingham following the opening
ceremony of landmark Sri Lankan peace talks in Pattaya, 100 kilometres
(62 miles) southeast of Bangkok September 16, 2002. The Sri Lankan
government and Tamil Tiger rebels begin their first direct talks in
seven years on Monday aimed at ending a two-decade war that has killed
64,000 people and crippled the island's economy. REUTERS/Sukree
Sukplang

JIR/PB
SRILANKA TALKS
RTRAHM3
September 16, 2002
A Thai soldier leads his bomb-sniffing dog around the venue of the
opening ceremony of Sri Lankan peace...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
A SOLDIER LEADS HIS BOMB SNIFFING DOG AROUND THE VENUE OF SRILANKAN
PEACE TALKS IN PATTAYA.
A Thai soldier leads his bomb-sniffing dog around the venue of the
opening ceremony of Sri Lankan peace talks at a hotel in Pattaya, 100
kilometres (62 miles) southest of Bangkok September 16, 2002, three
hours before the talks are due to begin. The Sri Lankan government and
Tamil Tiger rebels begin their first direct talks in seven years on
Monday aimed at ending a two-decade war that has killed 64,000 people
and crippled the island's economy. REUTERS/Jason Reed

JIR/PB
SRILANKA TALKS
RTRAHLX
September 16, 2002
Thai soldiers guard the venue of the opening ceremony of Sri Lankan
peace talks at a hotel in Pattaya,...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
THAI SOLDIERS GUARD THE VENUE OF THE SRILANKAN PEACE TALKS IN PATTAYA.
Thai soldiers guard the venue of the opening ceremony of Sri Lankan
peace talks at a hotel in Pattaya, 100 kilometres (62 miles) southest
of Bangkok September 16, 2002, three hours before the talks begin. The
Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels begin their first direct
talks in seven years on Monday aimed at ending a two-decade war that
has killed 64,000 people and crippled the island's economy.
REUTERS/Jason Reed

JIR/PB
SRILANKA TALKS
RTRAHLO
September 16, 2002
A Thai soldier leads his bomb-sniffing dog around the venue of the
opening ceremony of Sri Lankan peace...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
A SOLDIER LEADS HIS BOMB SNIFFING DOG AROUND THE VENUE OF SRILANKAN
PEACE TALKS IN PATTAYA.
A Thai soldier leads his bomb-sniffing dog around the venue of the
opening ceremony of Sri Lankan peace talks at a hotel in Pattaya, 100
kilometres (62 miles) southest of Bangkok September 16, 2002, three
hours before the talks are due to begin. The Sri Lankan government and
Tamil Tiger rebels begin their first direct talks in seven years on
Monday aimed at ending a two-decade war that has killed 64,000 people
and crippled the island's economy. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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SRILANKA
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September 15, 2002
A Sri Lankan boy is lifted into the air as he hangs on to a giant kite
during the annual kite festival...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
A SRILANKAN BOY IS LIFTED INTO THE AIR BY A GIANT KITE DURING THE
ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL IN COLOMBO.
A Sri Lankan boy is lifted into the air as he hangs on to a giant kite
during the annual kite festival in Colombo, September 15, 2002. The
largest kite, some 760 square foot had to be handled by more than 50
people. A large crowd had gathered to watch the festival where more
than 400 kites were on display. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SRILANKA TALKS
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September 15, 2002
G. L. Peiris (L), chief negotiator for Sri Lanka's government speaks on
the eve of Sri Lanka's long-awaited...
Pattaya, Thailand - Kingdom of
SRILANKAN NEGIATOR PEIRIS TALKS TO THE PRESS IN PATTAYA.
G. L. Peiris (L), chief negotiator for Sri Lanka's government speaks on
the eve of Sri Lanka's long-awaited peace talks in a Pattaya hotel, 100
kilometres (62 miles) southeast of Bangkok September 15, 2002.
Delegates from Sri Lanka's government and those their foes, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will sit down from September 16
at a Thai Navy base near the hotel for three days to conduct peace
talks that may take years and would transform the island nation known
mainly for its bitter civil war that has rendered thousands killed.
REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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September 12, 2002
Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya (R) celebrates his century as
Pakistan bowler Shahid Afridi cheers...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN CAPTAIN JAYASURIYA CELEBRATES CENTURY DURING THE ICC
TOURNAMENT IN SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya (R) celebrates his century as
Pakistan bowler Shahid Afridi cheers during the ICC Champions Trophy
Tournament between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the R.Premadasa
International Cricket Stadium in Colombo Sri Lanka on September 12,
2002. Sri Lanka won the match by eight wickets. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuararchchi REUTERS

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September 12, 2002
Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar celebrates after taking the wicket of
Sri Lankan opening batsman Marvan...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
PAKISTANI BOWLER AKHTAR CELEBRATES SRILANKAN WICKET DURING THE ICC
CHAMPIONS TROPHY IN COLOMBO.
Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar celebrates after taking the wicket of
Sri Lankan opening batsman Marvan Atapattu at the ICC Champions Trophy
game in Colombo, September 12, 2002. Pakistan, after electing to bat,
were all out for 200 in 49.4 overs in their opening pool 4 game against
Sri Lanka on Thursday. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuararchchi

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September 12, 2002
SRILANKAN BOWLER MURALITHARAN CELEBRATES WICKET OF PAKISTAN BATSMAN
DURING THE ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN BOWLER MURALITHARAN CELEBRATES WICKET OF PAKISTAN BATSMAN
DURING THE ICC CHAMPIONS ...
SRILANKAN BOWLER MURALITHARAN CELEBRATES WICKET OF PAKISTAN BATSMAN
DURING THE ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY IN COLOMBO.
SRILANKA
RTRYDIY
August 31, 2002
A women fighter from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) greets
Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttaih...
Jaffna, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN BOWLER MURALITHARAN TALKS TO WOMAN REBEL FIGHTER IN JAFFNA.
A women fighter from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) greets
Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttaih Muralitharan in rebel-controlled
territory on the northern Jaffna peninsula August 31, 2002.
Muralitharan is the first international cricketer to have crossed over
to rebel-controlled area and will be playing a friendly cricket match
against a Jaffna district side. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SRILANKA
RTRYDIU
August 31, 2002
Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttaih Muralitharan (R) talks with Tamil
cricket fans in Muhamali, a rebel-controlled...
Jaffna, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN BOWLER MURAKITHARAN VISITS REBEL CONTROLLED AREA IN JAFFNA.
Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttaih Muralitharan (R) talks with Tamil
cricket fans in Muhamali, a rebel-controlled area on the northern
Jaffna peninsula August 31, 2002. Muralitharan is the first
international cricketer to have crossed over to rebel-controlled area
and will be playing a friendly cricket match against a Jaffna district
side. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SRILANKA
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August 31, 2002
A Sri Lankan Tamil woman gazes through a net as her family returns to
their homes from refugee camps...
Jaffna, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
A SRILANKAN TAMIL WOMAN RETURNS TO HOME IN JAFFNA.
A Sri Lankan Tamil woman gazes through a net as her family returns to
their homes from refugee camps on the Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri
Lanka on August 31, 2002. Tamil civilians who left the Jaffna peninsula
to escape a 20-year civil war are returning to their homes and villages
since the start of a current ceasefire. The Tigers and international
aid groups are trying to clear an estimated two million mines left from
nearly two decades of conflict. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SRILANKA
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August 16, 2002
SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER WICKREMESINGHE AND TECHNOLOGIES CHAIRMAN MURTHY
ATTEND CEREMONY IN TRINCOMALEE.

Sri...
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER WICKREMESINGHE AND TECHNOLOGIES CHAIRMAN
MURTHY ATTEND CEREMONY IN ...
SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER WICKREMESINGHE AND TECHNOLOGIES CHAIRMAN MURTHY
ATTEND CEREMONY IN TRINCOMALEE.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (L) and Infosys Technologies
Chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy listen to speeches at the inauguration
ceremony for a new jetty in the northeastern port city of Trincomalee,
August 16, 2002. The new jetty was built by Sri Lanka's Port Authority at a
cost of about 1.3 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($13.5 million). The government
hopes developing Trincomalee's deep-water port can spur economic
reconstruction in the country's war-battered east, following the government
and Tamil Tigers truce agreement signed in February. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuarachchi
SRILANKA
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August 16, 2002
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (R) speaks at a ceremony
to open a new jetty in the northeastern...
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER WICKREMESINGHE SPEAKS IN TRINCOMALEE SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (R) speaks at a ceremony
to open a new jetty in the northeastern port city of Trincomalee on
August 16, 2002. The new jetty was built by Sri Lanka's Port Authority
at a cost of about 1.3 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($13.5 million). The
government hopes developing Trincomalee's deep-water port can spur
economic reconstruction in the country's war-battered east, following
the government and Tamil Tigers truce agreement signed in February.
REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SRILANKA
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August 16, 2002
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (R) speaks at a ceremony
to open a new jetty in the northeastern...
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN PRIME MINISTER WICKREMESINGHE SPEAKS IN TRINCOMALEE SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (R) speaks at a ceremony
to open a new jetty in the northeastern port city of Trincomalee on
August 16, 2002. The new jetty was built by Sri Lanka's Port Authority
at a cost of about 1.3 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($13.5 million). The
government hopes developing Trincomalee's deep-water port can spur
economic reconstruction in the country's war-battered east, following
the government and Tamil Tigers truce agreement signed in February.
REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SPORTS SRILANKA
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August 08, 2002
TRADITIONAL SRILANKAN DANCERS PERFORM AT OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ASIAN
ATHLETIC CHAMPIANSHIPS IN SRILANKA.

...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
TRADITIONAL SRILANKAN DANCERS PERFORM AT OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ASIAN
ATHLETIC CHAMPIANSHIPS IN ......
TRADITIONAL SRILANKAN DANCERS PERFORM AT OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ASIAN
ATHLETIC CHAMPIANSHIPS IN SRILANKA.


Traditional Sri Lankan Kandyan dancers perform at the opening ceremony
of the 14th Asian Athletic Championships at the Sugathadasa Stadium in
Colombo August 8 2002. The event will be attended by over 40 Asian
countries and will take place over four days. A total of 100 dancers
took part in the colourful performance. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuararchchi
SRILANKA PAKISTAN
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July 31, 2002
Sri Lankan army commando stand guard the Colombo Internationl Airport
in Sri Lanka, where security has...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN ARMY COMMANDI STAND GUARD THE COLOMBO AIRPORT IN SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan army commando stand guard the Colombo Internationl Airport
in Sri Lanka, where security has been tightened ahead of a arrival of
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on July 31, 2002. Security was
tight with a visible military presence and roads closed for Musharraf
and his 17-member delegation, who arrived after a visit to Bangladesh
on a trip seen as showing India that Pakistan also has friends in the
region. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SPORTS CRICKET BANGLADESH
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July 28, 2002
Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya walks off the field after being
caught out for 85 runs during the...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN BATSMAN SANATH JAYASURIYA WALKS OFF DURING THE SECOND TEST AT
COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya walks off the field after being
caught out for 85 runs during the first day of the second cricket test
between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Colombo July 28, 2002. Sri Lanka,
after losing the toss and being asked to bat, were 301 for eight
wickets at the close of play against Bangladesh on Sunday.
REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SPORTS CRICKET BANGLADESH
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July 28, 2002
Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya hits the ball on his way to 85
runs during the first day of the...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN BATSMAN SANATH JAYASURYA HITS THE BALL DURING THE SECOND TEST
AT COLOMBO SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya hits the ball on his way to 85
runs during the first day of the second cricket test between Sri Lanka
and Bangladesh in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 28, 2002. Sri Lanka, after
losing the toss and being asked to bat, were 301 for eight wickets at
the close of play against Bangladesh on Sunday. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuarachchi

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SPORTS CRICKET
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July 28, 2002
Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera (C) plays a shot watched by
Bangladesh wicket keeper Khaled Mashud...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN BATSMAN TILAN SAMARAWEERA PLAYS A SHOT DURING THE FIRST TEST
AT COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera (C) plays a shot watched by
Bangladesh wicket keeper Khaled Mashud (R) and Al Sahariar during the
first day of the second test in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 28, 2002.
Sri Lanka, after losing the toss and being asked to bat, were 301 for
eight wickets at the close of play against Bangladesh on Sunday.
REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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