Remnants of a massacre

Dinidu Shoots
A slipper belonging to an unknown victim of an attack against a passenger bus by the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elaam in 2006, is seen in Kebitigollewa, Sri Lanka on Friday, 6 January 2012. Over 60 civilians, including 15 schoolchildren died in the explotions, where the rebel group targeted a passenger bus with two anti-personnel mines in the early ...

Protest against attack on G. Kuganathan

Dinidu Shoots
A protester is seen holding a paper with slogans during a demonstration against the attack on news editor of Uthayan newspaper, on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Colombo Sri Lanka. G. Kuganathan of the Jaffna-based Tamil language newspaper was attacked by unknown persons last week and remained in critical condition at the Jaffna teaching hospital. (Dinidu de Alwis)

Election posters in Valvettithurai

Dinidu Shoots
A girl on a bicycle is seen against a backdrop of election posters, in Valvettithurai in the North of Sri Lanka, on July 22, 2011. Local government elections were conducted after a two-decade long break due to the war, and election regulations violations were rampant despite government assurances of a free and fair elections. (Dinidu de Alwis)

Child weeps during protest calling for release of political prisoners

Dinidu Shoots
A child is seen weeping at a protest held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Family members of detained ethnic minority Tamils called on the government to release the detainees — who the family members said were “political prisoners” — and for judicial processes to be conducted in their native Tamil language. (Dinidu de Alwis). Indi Samarajiva ...

Leadership training for students

Dinidu Shoots
Army trainers address students at a training workshop in Boossa, in the south of Sri Lanka on Tuesday, June 7 2011. Sri Lankan government implemented a “leadership training” programme for university entrants in the island where higher education is state-sponsored, in a move which drew a lot of criticism by civil society for attempting to militarise the education system.

Protest against union worker killing

Dinidu Shoots
Army personnel control union workers who demonstrated against the killing of an employee by the police, at Katunayaka, Sri Lanka on Thursday, June 2, 2011. In what is seen as the first major union trouble for the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration, demonstrations flared up as Free Trade Zone workers protested the introduction of a private sector pension scheme. (Dinidu de Alwis).

Protest against union worker killing

Dinidu Shoots
Army personnel control union workers who demonstrated against the killing of an employee by the police, at Katunayaka, Sri Lanka on Thursday, June 2, 2011. In what is seen as the first major union trouble for the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration, demonstrations flared up as Free Trade Zone workers protested the introduction of a private sector pension scheme. (Dinidu de Alwis).

Mid-day meals in Raichur

Dinidu Shoots
Children are seen lining up to get their daily serving of the Government provided mid-day meal on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Raichur in the south Indian state of Karnataka. State Governments in India provide schools with ingredients in accordance with a set nutritional requirements to provide school-going children with a daily mid-day meal. (Dinidu de Alwis / The Word)

Communal water supply

Dinidu Shoots
A child is seen collecting water from a communal tap in Raichur in the south Indian state of Karnataka, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Villagers and health officials say that many fall ill due to Fluoride contamination in ground water in the area. (Dinidu de Alwis / The Word)

Siblings sleep

Dinidu Shoots
A child sleeps in a makeshift cradle made with a Saree, while her sister is seen sleeping nearby on the floor, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 in Raichur, in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Government health officials say that many infants are denied breast feeding by their mothers and family due to long-held cultural beliefs. (Dinidu de Alwis / The Word)

Child labourer in Raichur

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A child labourer walks through a harvested paddy field near Raichur, in the south-Indian state of Karnataka on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Child labour is still on prevalent in India, despite national and regional measures to counter it, state officials said. (Dinidu de Alwis / The Word)