Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN SOLDIER'S SHADOW FALLS BY THE FUNERAL PROCESSION IN COLOMBO.
A Sri Lankan soldier's shadow falls by the funeral procession in Colombo January 9 of slain Tamil politician and proponent of a separate Tamil homeland, Kumar Ponnambalam, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen last week. Witnesses said security was tight as the procession carrying Ponnambalam, draped in flowers, made its was from his residence in a smart Colombo district. Several lawyers and members of Ponnambalam's All Ceylon Tamil Congress joined his family in the procession.