30 years on

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30 years on

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Khan clock-tower with the site of the Sony building next to it. The Sony building was one of the main buildings to be set on fire in 1983

New building on the site of the Sony building.

New building on the site of the Sony building.

Old buildings stand side by side newly rebuilt ones on Main Street.

Old buildings stand side by side newly rebuilt ones on Main Street.

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Gasworks Street and destroyed ruins. Makeshift shops have taken over and remained ever since.

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Gasworks Street and destroyed ruins. Makeshift shops have taken over and remained ever since.

Bankshall Street in 2013]

Bankshall Street in 2013

Bankshall Street in 2013

Bankshall Street in 2013

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The gathering at Kanatte just prior to riots breaking out – The Ravaya Collection

Rioters at Borella - The Ravaya Collection

Rioters at Borella – The Ravaya Collection

Borella bust stand - The Ravaya Collection

Borella bus stand – The Ravaya Collection, photographer Chandragupta Amarasinghe,

Bankshall street - The Ravaya Collection

Bankshall street – The Ravaya Collection

Burnt out shops in Fort - The Ravaya Collection

Burnt out shops in Fort – The Ravaya Collection

York Street, Fort - The Ravaya Collection

York Street, Fort – The Ravaya Collection

Mudalige Mawatha - The Ravaya Collection

Mudalige Mawatha – The Ravaya Collection

Looters walking out of broken into Tamil homes - The Ravaya Collection

Looters walking out of broken into Tamil homes – The Ravaya Collection

Makeshift refugee camps in Colombo - The Ravaya Collection

Makeshift refugee camps in Colombo – The Ravaya Collection

Makeshift refugee camps in Colombo - The Ravaya Collection

Makeshift refugee camps in Colombo – The Ravaya Collection