Following recent race riots in Colombo, things were returning to normal in the Sri Lankan capital on August 3 and 4.
1. GV's AND PAN Citizens queue for food in Colombo (2 shots) 0.28
2. SV's Food supplies being unloaded (2 shots) 0.59
3. SV's Citizens buy food in shop (2 shots) 1.34
4. SV PAN Sugar being sold from Sri Lankan Sugar Corporation lorry in street. People queue to buy 2.23
5. GV Tracking shot. Marker street scene 2.45
6. GV's Buyers at wholesale market (3 shots) 3.17
7. GV's Food supplies being unloaded from ships in port (7 shots) 4.53
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Background: COLOMBO, CEYLON
Following recent race riots in Colombo, things were returning to normal in the Sri Lankan capital on August 3 and 4. Food, which had been in short supply at the height of the violence, was once again on sale in shops. The government of Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa appointed a new post, Commissioner General of Essential Services, filled by Bradman Weerakoon-private secretary of Mr Premadasa. The violence broke out between minority Tamils-who wanted a separate state-and majority Sinhalese following the recent tit-for-tat killing of 13 government troops and 35 Tamil guerrillas in a Colombo jail.
Source: SRI LANKA TV