Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)
A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)
A peacock splays out its intricately patterned feathers in Sri Lanka on November 6, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)
An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)
Three monks dressed in orange climb the steps of the ancient palace Sigiriya in Central Province, Sri Lanka on July 30, 2014. (PappoAnton/Flickr)
It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka.
A fisherman casts his rod in the surf in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
A man carries kindergarten furniture for sale on his shoulders as he walks in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
A woman walks past colorful paintings for sale on the roadside in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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