Omantai, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
TAMIL MAN WALKS DOWN THE A9 HIGHWAY IN NORTH-CENTRAL SRI LANKA.
A Sri Lankan Tamil man carries a load of tobacco as he walks down the
A-9 highway in north-central Sri Lanka February 15, 2002 in Vavuniya.
The government and the Tamil Tigers agreed to reopen the highway, the
scene of bitter battles in the past, as a confidence-building measure
ahead of expected peace talks. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi