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The water levels of the hydro power reservoirs have dropped to unprecedented levels due to the persistent drought condition in the country...(original caption, abridged)
Pic: The Island/unknown photographer 28 Feb 2002
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Vavuniya-Jaffna road opens!
With the recent hoop-la about the opening of the Vavuniya-Jaffna road we at first thought that this was THE famous (or infamous!) road when this pic appeared on the first page of The Island.

A correspondent assures us that this cannot be a road because of four good reasons:
A. There are only cracks but there are no large pot holes deliberately placed to break the axles of motor vehicles.

B. If this was a road then there should be the usual traffic jam ("Block-Eka")

C. There are no cattle or dogs in the middle of the road!

D. There are no Coca-Cola signs.
On the basis of this reasoning we have to grudgingly admit that the original caption is right! We admit our mistake!{short description of image}

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