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Sri Lankans Celebrate New Year With Protests

By Rediff News Bureau
April 14, 2022 15:19 IST
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The Sinhala and Tamil new year on Thursday, April 14, 2022, didn't halt the angry protests in Colombo against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government outside the presidential secretariat.

Please click on the images for glimpses of the protest with a new year touch.

IMAGE: Demonstrators take part in the ritual of boiling milk to mark the Sinhala and Tamil new year.
All photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters


IMAGE: People serve traditional milk rice to demonstrators during the protest.


IMAGE: Protestors queue up for the food.


IMAGE: A traditional meal is served during the protest.


IMAGE: A family inside their tent celebrate new year during the protest.



Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/


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