Sri Lanka (34 pics + text)

Barely three months after the terrorist organization "Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam» (LTTE or simply "Tamil Tigers") was defeated in the civil war that lasted for decades, Sri Lanka, and across the country already there are new signs of economic recovery and finding people a sense of security. Government and commercial organizations are working hard to restore the tourism industry, which began to decline because of the terrorist attacks, and fishermen are enjoying the opportunity to fish in the harbor before long to be under the supervision of the military. Although the mood in the country is quite optimistic, and the international community to help the recovery process through loans and other types of support, there are still many questions to the tactics of the government, which has pursued in the last weeks of the war - and there are concerns about the current attitude towards refugees, Tamils. Amnesty International project "Science of Human Rights" recently published an analysis of the images disturbing fenced military zone, made from the satellite - and the police in Sri Lanka still will not let go of journalists and keeps the refugees within the camps.

1. Buddhist monk looks out from behind the Buddhist flag at the temple on the island Kogalla, on the outskirts of Galle in Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 8, 2009. (AP Photo / Gurinder Osan)

2. Students walking down the stairs after a visit to a stone fortress in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, in the Sunday, August 2, 2009. Sigiriya (Lion's Rock) - an ancient stone fortress and palace ruin situated in the central Sri Lanka - is a place made to the list World Heritage sites. (AP Photo / Gurinder Osan)

3. A boy holding an oil lamp in front of Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), taking part in a procession during the Esala Perahera festival in the ancient mountain capital of Kandy 4 August 2009. The festival is famous overnight process Kandy dancers, fire show, traditional musicians and elephants, it attracts thousands of spectators from around the country. (REUTERS / Vivek Prakash)


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