Wedding before vote!

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Former Tamil Tiger (LTTE) female rebel fighter Nadarasa Sukirtha (2nd L) and her comrade, groom Jerimbanadan Verman (L), former LTTE rebel fighter Murughaiya Shashikumar (3rd L) and his bride Jayarasa Merry Babila (3rd R), ethnic Sinhalese J. H. N. Rathnayake (2nd R) and his bride, former LTTE female rebel fighter Premarathnam Sugandhini, pose for photographs after their mass wedding ceremony in Kilinochchi, about 334 km (208 miles) northeast of Colombo, yesterday. Three ex-rebel couples who have been rehabilitated by the Sri Lankan Civil Defence Force were married in a mass wedding ceremony as part of the Government’s rehabilitation program. Sri Lanka’s Government troops defeated the LTTE after a 25-year civil struggle on 19 May 2009 – REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte