Sri Lanka Marks Independence Day

Sri Lanka -- along with President Mahinda Rajapaksa -- marked the 65th anniversary of independence from British rule in the eastern city of Trincomalee on Monday (February 4). The city was once a hotbed of Tamil separatist rebels whose war with the government ended in May 2009 when the military crushed the Liberation Tigers of tamil Eelam ending nearly two and a half decades of conflict.

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