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Riders control their bulls during a traditional cart race ahead of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 1, 2018. Sri Lanka's Sinhalese and Tamil communities will mark the new year on April 14. / AFP PHOTO / Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Riders control their bulls during a traditional cart race ahead of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 1, 2018. 
Sri Lanka's Sinhalese and Tamil communities will mark the new year on April 14. / AFP PHOTO / Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI        (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sri Lankan participants control their bulls during a traditional cart race in Kaduwela, near Colombo on April 15, 2015,held to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The new year which is both majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils dawned on April 14, but celebrations can go on for weeks. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan participants control their bulls during a traditional cart race in Kaduwela, near Colombo on April 15, 2015,held to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The new year which is both majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils dawned on April 14, but celebrations can go on for weeks. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI        (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sri Lankan mahouts ride elephants as part of traditional festival games held to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 18, 2015. The new year which is common to both majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils dawned on April 14, but celebrations can go on for weeks. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan mahouts ride elephants as part of traditional festival games held to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 18, 2015. The new year which is common to both majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils dawned on April 14, but celebrations can go on for weeks. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI        (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sri Lankan mahouts ride elephants past spectators during traditional games held to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 23, 2017. The new year marked by both the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil population fell on April 14. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan mahouts ride elephants past spectators during traditional games held to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 23, 2017.
The new year marked by both the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil population fell on April 14. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI        (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sri Lankan participants control their bulls during a traditional cart race to mark the Sri Lanka National New Year in Homagama near Colombo on April 23, 2017. The new year marked by both the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil population fell on April 14. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan participants control their bulls during a traditional cart race to mark the Sri Lanka National New Year in Homagama  near Colombo on April 23, 2017.
The new year marked by both the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil population fell on April 14. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI        (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)