In the flickering last days of her reign, President
Chandrika Kumaratunga appears to be annoyed by the fluctuating
winds disrupting the lighting of the traditional oil
lamp at a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the
National Performing Arts Theatre. With her are Chinese
Ambassador Sun Guoxiang and Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara,
both looking equally glum.
Pic by Ishara S Kodikara..