Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRI LANKAN SOLDIERS CLIMB BACK INTO THEIR TRUCK IN COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan soldiers climb back into their truck as life returns to normal in the capital Colombo on January 7 after authorities lifted an overnight 14-hour curfew an hour and a half earlier than scheduled. Security forces launched a huge cordon-and-search operation to flush out Tamil Tiger rebel suicide bombers believed to have infiltrated the city to attack top politicians. Security forces in Colombo detained hundreds of ethnic Tamils for questioning.