SRI LANKA-UNREST-CELEBRATION

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse (R) waves to the crowd upon arrival at a state-sponsored festival to commemorate the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in Colombo on May 22, 2009. Tens of thousands celebrated in the grounds of parliament, just outside Colombo, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon is expected to arrive on a 24-hour mission to press for unrestricted humanitarian access to an estimated 280,000 civilians displaced by the war on Tamil rebels. AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

July 26, 2017 1:56 PM (UTC+8)