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A Look at Life in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan police officers and rescuers lift out the body of a survivor from the debris of a bus that plunged into a precipice in Passara, about 240 kilometers east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 20, 2021. A passenger bus plunged off a road in central Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing more than a dozen people and injuring more than 30. (Photo by Prasanna Pathmasiri/AP Photo)

Sri Lankan police officers and rescuers lift out the body of a survivor from the debris of a bus that plunged into a precipice in Passara, about 240 kilometers east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 20, 2021. A passenger bus plunged off a road in central Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing more than a dozen people and injuring more than 30. (Photo by Prasanna Pathmasiri/AP Photo)

A member of special forces motorcycle teams stops vehicles for checking in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 22, 2021. As over 50,000 people have been infected with the virus within the past one month alone, Sri Lankan authorities on Friday imposed an islandwide travel restriction, similar to a curfew, to prevent a further spread of the virus. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

A member of special forces motorcycle teams stops vehicles for checking in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 22, 2021. As over 50,000 people have been infected with the virus within the past one month alone, Sri Lankan authorities on Friday imposed an islandwide travel restriction, similar to a curfew, to prevent a further spread of the virus. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

A spot-billed pelican sits on a street light in Colombo on March 16, 2021. (Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Photo)

A spot-billed pelican sits on a street light in Colombo on March 16, 2021. (Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Photo)

Sri Lankans queue up to receive the second dose of Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine during a public vaccination drive in Welisara, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Photo by Eranga Jayawarden/AP Photo)

Sri Lankans queue up to receive the second dose of Covishield, Serum Institute of India’s version of the AstraZeneca vaccine during a public vaccination drive in Welisara, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Photo by Eranga Jayawarden/AP Photo)

A climate activist wears an oxygen mask to demonstrate the possibility of pumping oxygen from a tree in a bottle in the future, during a protest against the government's deforestation practices of Sri Lanka's main wildlife forests for developments in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

A climate activist wears an oxygen mask to demonstrate the possibility of pumping oxygen from a tree in a bottle in the future, during a protest against the government’s deforestation practices of Sri Lanka’s main wildlife forests for developments in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Impoverished Sri Lankans salvage wreck washed off to the shore from the burning Singaporean ship MV X-Press Pearl which is anchored off Colombo port at Kapungoda, out skirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)

Impoverished Sri Lankans salvage wreck washed off to the shore from the burning Singaporean ship MV X-Press Pearl which is anchored off Colombo port at Kapungoda, out skirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)

Smoke rises from a fire onboard the MV X-Press Pearl container ship in the seas off the Colombo Harbour as villagers push the cargo spilled from it on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Smoke rises from a fire onboard the MV X-Press Pearl container ship in the seas off the Colombo Harbour as villagers push the cargo spilled from it on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

People look as the debris of cargos spilled from MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire in the seas off the Colombo Harbour in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

People look as the debris of cargos spilled from MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire in the seas off the Colombo Harbour in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

A navy officer patrols near a damaged cargo container spilled from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. The vessel, sailing with a Singaporean flag and carrying cosmetics and chemicals including 25 tonnes of nitric acid, was anchored off the Colombo harbour when a container caught fire. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

A navy officer patrols near a damaged cargo container spilled from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. The vessel, sailing with a Singaporean flag and carrying cosmetics and chemicals including 25 tonnes of nitric acid, was anchored off the Colombo harbour when a container caught fire. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Villagers search for cargos on a beach spilled from MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire in the seas off the Colombo Harbour in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Villagers search for cargos on a beach spilled from MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire in the seas off the Colombo Harbour in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

A Sri Lankan navy member removes debris washed off to a beach from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka May 27, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

A Sri Lankan navy member removes debris washed off to a beach from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka May 27, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Sri Lankan navy members remove debris washed off to a beach from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka May 27, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Sri Lankan navy members remove debris washed off to a beach from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka May 27, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Sri Lankan navy members remove debris washed off to a beach from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka May 27, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Sri Lankan navy members remove debris washed off to a beach from the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire off the Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka May 27, 2021. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

Sri Lankan Navy soldiers try to remove damaged containers on the burning cargo vessel MV X-Press Pearl, washed ashore off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 May 2021. A fire broke out on a Singapore-flagged container vessel MV X-Press Pearl anchored about 9.5 nautical miles (18km) northwest of Colombo awaiting entry into the port nine days ago. The Sri Lanka Navy said an explosion caused by the chemicals being transported on the ship, including 25 tonnes of nitric acid and other chemicals loaded at the port of Hazira, India on 15 May. The 25-member crew including Philippine, Chinese, Indian and Russian nationals were evacuated by the Navy on 25 May, while two injured members were hospitalized and one was tested positive for Covid-19 on 26 May. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/EFE)

Sri Lankan Navy soldiers try to remove damaged containers on the burning cargo vessel MV X-Press Pearl, washed ashore off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 May 2021. A fire broke out on a Singapore-flagged container vessel MV X-Press Pearl anchored about 9.5 nautical miles (18km) northwest of Colombo awaiting entry into the port nine days ago. The Sri Lanka Navy said an explosion caused by the chemicals being transported on the ship, including 25 tonnes of nitric acid and other chemicals loaded at the port of Hazira, India on 15 May. The 25-member crew including Philippine, Chinese, Indian and Russian nationals were evacuated by the Navy on 25 May, while two injured members were hospitalized and one was tested positive for Covid-19 on 26 May. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/EFE)

Sri Lanka's Air force personnel remove debris washed ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl, which has been burning for the eleventh consecutive day in the sea off Sri Lanka's Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Colombo on May 30, 2021. (Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP Photo)

Sri Lanka’s Air force personnel remove debris washed ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl, which has been burning for the eleventh consecutive day in the sea off Sri Lanka’s Colombo Harbour, on a beach in Colombo on May 30, 2021. (Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP Photo)

A Sri Lankan woman weeps during a memorial service for the victims of 2019 Easter Sunday attacks at St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the serial blasts that killed 269 people. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)

A Sri Lankan woman weeps during a memorial service for the victims of 2019 Easter Sunday attacks at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the serial blasts that killed 269 people. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)

Mrs. World 2019 Caroline Jurie, center, leaves a police station after obtaining bail in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 8, 2021. Jurie's decision to remove the crown from the the winning Mrs. Sri Lanka contestant on stage moments after the winner was announced, because of claims she was a divorcee, drew widespread social media condemnation.  The winner Pushpika de Silva who was crowned again later had complained to police that her head was wounded when the clips of her crown were removed by Jurie. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)

Mrs. World 2019 Caroline Jurie, center, leaves a police station after obtaining bail in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 8, 2021. Jurie’s decision to remove the crown from the the winning Mrs. Sri Lanka contestant on stage moments after the winner was announced, because of claims she was a divorcee, drew widespread social media condemnation. The winner Pushpika de Silva who was crowned again later had complained to police that her head was wounded when the clips of her crown were removed by Jurie. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)

A Sri Lankan traditional dancer wearing a devil mask performs during  the traditional exorcism ritual “Daha Ata Sanniya” ritualistic festival in Kaluthara outskirt of Colombo , Sri Lanka, 18 April 2021. Also known as “Daha Ata Sannia” or “Sanni Yakuma”, it is a traditional exorcism ritual of Sinhala Buddhists on the southern coast and in the western parts of Sri Lanka. It is usually held with the intention of healing a sick person who is believed to be possessed by a demon. The ritual consists of 18 masks, which represent specific diseases or ailments that affect people. This ritual is performed today as a cultural spectacle rather than an exorcism ritual. However, due to its high cost and its longevity, it is not widely used. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/EFE)

A Sri Lankan traditional dancer wearing a devil mask performs during the traditional exorcism ritual “Daha Ata Sanniya” ritualistic festival in Kaluthara outskirt of Colombo , Sri Lanka, 18 April 2021. Also known as “Daha Ata Sannia” or “Sanni Yakuma”, it is a traditional exorcism ritual of Sinhala Buddhists on the southern coast and in the western parts of Sri Lanka. It is usually held with the intention of healing a sick person who is believed to be possessed by a demon. The ritual consists of 18 masks, which represent specific diseases or ailments that affect people. This ritual is performed today as a cultural spectacle rather than an exorcism ritual. However, due to its high cost and its longevity, it is not widely used. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/EFE)

A mahout walks next to his elephant through a busy street in Horana, a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on March 23, 2021. (Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP Photo)

A mahout walks next to his elephant through a busy street in Horana, a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on March 23, 2021. (Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP Photo)

Julia Everson
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