Sri Lanka-reuters-jan 2017A Buddhist devotee prays during a New Year religious ceremony at Sri Maha Bodhi of Sri Lanka in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka-reuters-jan 2017A Buddhist devotee prays during a New Year religious ceremony at Sri Maha Bodhi of Sri Lanka in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

A hopeful year ahead? Photo: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

January 23, 2017 5:23 PM (UTC+8)