Passengers wearing protective masks travel on an over crowded train towards capital city, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 8, 2020. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)
Elephants forage for food at a rubbish dump encroaching on their jungle habitat in Oluvil, Sri Lanka in September 2020. Examination of dead elephants has revealed undigested polythene and other plastic waste. (Photo by Tharmaplan Tilaxan/Cover Images)
A Sri Lankan Christian girl wears a Santa hair band and a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus as she arrives at a church to attend the Christmas mass in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, December 25, 2020. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)
Sri Lanka officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.
A Sri Lankan man use a scarf as a protective mask as he waits for a swab test at a locked-down area in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14 May 2020. The Sri Lankan government has started lifting most of the restrictions implemented nearly two months ago in a bid to slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease and is preparing for a full reopening of businesses and a resumption of activities to avoid an economic slump. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
Sri Lankan flood victims flock around a bus to receive food parcels on a inundated road in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The Disaster Management Center said that 114 homes have been destroyed and more than 137,000 people have been evacuated to safe locations as heavy rains continue. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)
A decorated elephant march at the Navam Perahera, a Buddhist pageant of elephants, dancers and drummers, in Colombo February 3, 2015. Over 50 elephants participated in the street parade for Gangaramaya temple's annual Perahera festival, along with a nightly procession of traditional dancers, fire twirlers and traditional musicians. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)