Former leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the Eastern province and current Deputy Minister of Resettlement Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan (Karuna Amman) shakes hands with ethnic ... more 
Former leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the Eastern province and current Deputy Minister of Resettlement Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan (Karuna Amman) shakes hands with ethnic minority Tamils as they arrive to go to their native villages after arriving from India on a passenger ferry at a Colombo port October 12, 2011. According to a press release from the U.N., they are among the first group of 37 refugees who are returning to the island nation after escaping to India 20 years ago due to a 25-year civil war between the government's military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST TRANSPORT) less 
1 / 30
Reuters | Photo By DINUKA LIYANAWATTE / REUTERS
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 4:22 AM EDT