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2021 year in pictures - August

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1. Examination on corpses to check they carry COVID virus

8 August 2021

Examinations performed on the cadavers brought to the Colombo Judicial Medical and Toxicology Institute on previous days whether they carry COVID virus before handing over to relatives.

Pix by Kithsiri de Mel


2. Gas shortage continues

10 August 2021 

A gas shortage reported several areas in Colombo after Laugfs Gas stopped imports owing to a dispute with the government over a price hike. Picture shows a shop sign with ‘No gas” in Colombo.

Pix by Nisal Baduge


3. Queueing up for kerosene....

17 August 2021

People are seen queued up to buy kerosene in Maligawatte today due to the fear of shops putting up shutters due to the COVID spread.

Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana.


4. Cardboard coffins for cremation

27 August 2021 

The Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council has begun a project to produce coffins made out of cardboard. MC Member  Priyantha Sahabandu  spearheads the project.

Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana


5. Gold for Sri Lanka in Paralympics

30 August 2021

Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Priyantha won the first Gold Medal for Sri Lanka at the Tokyo Paralympics after he set a new World Record in the Men’s F46 Javelin Throw with a distance of 67.79m

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