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Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Billowing Clouds in Sri Lanka

Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr) more
A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Rowing on a River in Sri Lanka

A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr) more
A peacock splays out its intricately patterned feathers in Sri Lanka on November 6, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Showing Off in Sri Lanka

A peacock splays out its intricately patterned feathers in Sri Lanka on November 6, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr) more
An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Lone Trekker in Sri Lanka

An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr) more
Three monks dressed in orange climb the steps of the ancient palace Sigiriya in Central Province, Sri Lanka on July 30, 2014. (PappoAnton/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Climbing Infinite Stairs in Sri Lanka

Three monks dressed in orange climb the steps of the ancient palace Sigiriya in Central Province, Sri Lanka on July 30, 2014. (PappoAnton/Flickr) more
Sri Lankan policemen look on as Tamil pro-government activists take part in a demonstration outside the UN offices in Colombo on March 10, 2014, to protest a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

When Will Sri Lanka End Its Silence?

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. more