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In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, photo, speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Karu Jayasuriya, second rightncenter, arrives as lawmakers stand at the beginning of the sittings held to mark the country's seventieth anniversary of parliamentary democracy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes of society. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)