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In Pictures: Colombo is rich in culture

March 27, 2013

A Sri Lankan pre-schooler attired in her best and most colourful dress for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations in her school in Colombo. EPA/ M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA
A Sri Lankan pre-schooler attired in her best and most colourful dress for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations in her school in Colombo.  EPA/ M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA
A saffron robed Sri Lankan 'samanera' or novice monk places offerings at the foot of an ancient Buddha image at a temple at Heiyanthuduwa in Biyagama. EPA / M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA
A saffron robed Sri Lankan 'samanera' or novice monk places offerings at the foot of an ancient Buddha image at a temple at Heiyanthuduwa in Biyagama. EPA / M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA
A Sri Lankan labourer unloads bananas at a banana market in Sevanagala AFP / Ishara S. KODIKARA
A Sri Lankan labourer unloads bananas at a banana market in Sevanagala  AFP / Ishara S. KODIKARA
A fisherman carries empty baskets on a pole as he walks on the beach at sunset. REUTERS / Dinuka Liyanawatte
A fisherman carries empty baskets on a pole as he walks on the beach at sunset. REUTERS / Dinuka Liyanawatte
A wild elephant grazes at the Uda Walawa national park in Uda Walawa. AP / Eranga Jayawardena
A wild elephant grazes at the Uda Walawa national park in Uda Walawa. AP / Eranga Jayawardena
View over a sea of red flowers on a golden Buddha statue in the Viharamahadevi Park. Photo by: Maurizio Gambarini
View over a sea of red flowers on a golden Buddha statue in the Viharamahadevi Park. Photo by: Maurizio Gambarini