Tharaka Basnayaka

@Tharaka_

Photojournalist/Writer/Undergraduate/

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An areal view of a dried-out reservoir is seen in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Srilanka. 16 July 2014.
Srilanka's Disaster Management Center said that 1,150,728 persons have been affected by the drought in six provinces in the country by 5 September 2014.

pix by Tharaka Basnayaka Photography

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A worker of Ceylon Electricity Board shouts slogans demanding the authorities for salary increments at #Colombo, #Srilanka. CEB's economic situation has been weakening mainly due to heavy reliance on thermal power for electricity generation. According to unaudited provisional financial data, CEB recorded an operating loss of Rs. 25.5 billion in 2011 compared to a profit of Rs.4.8 billion reported in 2010.

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A Srilankan police officer(R) takes off his hat to worship monks repesenting the hardline Buddhist group , 'Ravana Balaya' at Ministry of Religious Affairs, Colombo, Srilanka 28 May 2014.
Members of Ravana Balaya protested inside the Ministry of Religious Affairs today(28) morning demanding the Srilankan government to disband the special police unit that was set up to investigate complaints regarding religious affairs, established on April 28 at the direction of President Mahinda Rajapaksa with the intention of promoting and ensuring religious harmony and unity.

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A #Srilankan police officer(R) takes off his hat to worship monks(L) repesenting the hardline Buddhist group , 'Ravana Balaya' at Ministry of Religious Affairs, Colombo, Srilanka 28 May 2014.
Members of Ravana Balaya protested inside the Ministry of Religious Affairs today(28) morning demanding the Srilankan government to disband the special police unit that was set up to investigate complaints regarding religious affairs, established on April 28 at the direction of President Mahinda Rajapaksa with the intention of promoting and ensuring religious harmony and unity.

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#Srilankan school boys ignite Cockroach Killer Sprays as a way of #celebration during a Rugby encounter between Wesley College and Kingswood College at CR and FC grounds , #Colombo, #Srilanka.

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A nurse (L) signs a petition as a member of Joint Council of Professions Supplementary To Medicine(JCPSM) compromising with Government Pharmacists,Radiographers,Medical Laboratory Technologists,(MLT),Physiotherapists attached to ( the largest hospital in Srilanka) Colombo National Hospital, shouts slogans in protest against assaulting allied health sciences degree students and reducing the study period of health allied science degree. 19 May 2014

The Srilankan Police arrested 17 University Students attach to Inter University Students Federation
(IUSF) last Friday who protested against reducing the study period of health allied sciences degree of PSM’S and Nueses.
Although several health trade unions and university students federation accuse Higher Education Ministry and the government on reducing the study period of Health Allied Sciences degree from four years to three years, the authorities have pointed out that it is the Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) which is behind the decision.

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Members of #SriLanka's pro-government political party, National Freedom Front, hold placards carrying portraits of Stephen J. Rapp, an ambassador-at-large in the Office of Global Criminal Justice during a protest out side the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Rapp is currently visiting #SriLanka meeting ethnic Tamil politicians and religious leaders. He is scheduled to meet government leaders before leaving the island on Saturday. Placards written in Sinhalese read " Stephen Rapp Double Tongued Hypocrite "

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Sri Lankan para-military Special Task Force Commandos stand guard outside the United Nations office in Colombo on August 26, 2013, during a demonstration by 'Power of Ravana' Buddhist monks denouncing UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on the first full day of her visit to Sri Lanka. The UN's top rights official began her visit to Sri Lanka on August 25, by brushing aside criticism that she overstepped her brief and vowing to raise human rights concerns with Colombo

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#Silhouetted, father with his son, against a green-coloured spot light is pictured on the Galle Face promenade in the heart of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on May 30, 2013. Galle Face, stretching along the coast in the financial area of the city is a popular recreation area

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A Banner highlighting Srilankan President Mahinda Rajapakse (infront of an advertisement) arranged for the May Day Celebrations is seen near Borella, Colombo, Sri Lanka 1 May 2013

pic by Tharaka Basnayaka

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Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa (R) and Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal look on during the presentation of the 2012 Central Bank of Sri Lanka annual report, in Colombo April 9, 2013. Sri Lanka's official interest rates are expected to decline during May and June as the borrowing needs of loss-making state-run energy enterprises recede, the island nation's Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera said on Tuesday. The central bank has said the monetary policy stance for this year will be towards easing, but it has kept key policy rates steady since a cut of 25 basis points in December

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Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa looks on during the presentation of the 2012 Central Bank of Sri Lanka annual report, in Colombo April 9, 2013. Sri Lanka's official interest rates are expected to decline during May and June as the borrowing needs of loss-making state-run energy enterprises recede, the island nation's Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera said on Tuesday. The central bank has said the monetary policy stance for this year will be towards easing, but it has kept key policy rates steady since a cut of 25 basis points in December

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A Muslim child with a Sri Lankan National flag in his hand looks on at the Members of Anti-Imperialist Peoples Movement(AIPM) rallying to demonstrate in protest against current Rajapakse Regime in #Colombo, #SriLanka

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Sri Lankan Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya re-launching, www.defseminar.lk , the website reflecting the theme, ("Post Conflict Sri Lanka; Challenges and Regional Stability ") for the 3rd International Defence Seminar to be held in Sri Lanka from September 03-05 2013 in Colombo with the participation of Delegates from 64 countries from all across the world.

Pic by Tharaka Basnayaka

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A Bicycle rider tries to avoid the fire crackers lit by the people celebrating after the Sri Lanka parliament following a two-day debate voted today to impeach the country's first female Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke who has been found guilty of misconduct by a parliamentary select committee (PSC) last month.

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Sri Lanka's top order batsman and capatain Mahela Jayawardena attempts a sweep shot during an ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm-up match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) Stadium in Colombo on September 13, 2012. The two-yearly tournament in cricket's shortest format will be played from September 18 to October 7, with Hambantota holding three matches, Pallekele nine and capital Colombo fifteen.

pic by Tharaka Basnayaka #lka #wt20 #cricket

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West Indies Cricketer Dwayn Smith is bowled out during an ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm-up match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) Stadium in Colombo on September 13, 2012. The two-yearly tournament in cricket's shortest format will be played from September 18 to October 7, with Hambantota holding three matches, Pallekele nine and capital Colombo fifteen.

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A Sri Lankan journalist shouts slogans accusing the government of unleashing a new wave of media suppression and intimidation against dissenting journalists in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Dozens of protesters gathered in the capital Colombo denouncing a recent police raid on websites critical of the government, as well as the alleged attempted abduction of a journalist and secret police allegedly collecting journalists' personal information

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(https://twitter.com/#!/omarg ) shows #susi2012 students what he uses to trick his brain to keep writing

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An #Islamic devotee pleads god for blessings after a demonstration against the government's decision to demolish a Jumma #mosque that was declared illegally constructed in Dambulla( 84 miles from #Colombo) #lka #Srilanka

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