Photos : IAAF World Challenge – Melbourne Australia

Nice to be back covering the IAAF World Challenge Athletics again after a few years.
Always a well run event by Athletics Australia and a good show of support from the crowd too.

A few of my selects below.

IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia

IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
A silhouette of Vicky Parnov competing in the Pole Vault during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Copyright Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
Competitors in the Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase jump into the water during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
Competitors jump in the Women 100 Metre Hurdles during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
New Zealand sprinter Joseph Millar competing in the mens 100m during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
Tom Walsh (NZ) competing in the Shot Put during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
Collis Birmingham leading the pack in the mens 5000 metres during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
Pacesetter Mikeal Ekvall in the mens 5000m during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
Elizaveta Parnov competing in the pole vault sprinting during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
Nathan Deslandes competing in the mens long jump during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
IAAF World Challenge - Melbourne Australia
David Rudisha from Kenya smiling after competing in the Mens 800m during the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event at Lakeside Stadium. Saturday 5th March 2016. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Asanka Brendon Ratnayake is a Sports Photographer based in Melbourne Australia . Follow him on instagram 

Photo Essay : The Castle Hotel calls last drinks

The big multinational swallowing up the local watering hole is a common story all over the modern world, on February 29 in 2016, it was Sri Lanka’s turn. 141 years after its opening, the iconic Castle Hotel and Bar in Colombo, served last drinks.

The colonial building is believed to be over 200 years old and started its life as a printing press. When interviewed by Groundviews.org Hotel manager H.D. Mervyn Wickremesinghe believed the building became the castle hotel in 1875 which catered to international guests. In recent decades, the Castle has become the community bar to the local working-class in the area of Slave Island.

Castle Hotel Slave Island
A customer walks into the castle hotel.  On the 28th of February 2016 the Castle Hotel called last drinks. While the building itself may survive with the likelihood of being turned in into offices the last arrack’s have been served and last songs sung. One of the Colombo’s most iconic drinking spots has been closed.

 

Street Cricket Colombo
Men playing street cricket outside the Castle Hotel on Slave Island. The Castle hotel which operates primarily as a pub, very basic hotel rooms are also available upstairs. Next door to the Castle Hotel is a large apartment development being conducted by the Tata Group. After the acquisition of land by the Indian multinational conglomerate,  the hotels future has been uncertain.
Castle Hotel Slave Island
A person sits at a table in the foyer as a drunk man lays down passed out inside the Castle hotel entrance.

Of all the bars and pubs in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo there are few that match the character, history and working class realities of the emerging Sri Lanka than this iconic venue.
The colonial grand façade, imposing a Y-Shaped staircase at its foyer entrance, gives insight to the Castle Hotel’s ‘hey day’ which would have catered to foreign guests and troops during the World Wars.

Since then, the upkeep of the hotel has been in a decline and its character and charm representative of its predominantly working-class clientele. Loyal customers from snake charmers, tuk tuk drivers, low level office clerks and ironically, even the labourers working on the site that would eventually see the end of the bar, would be found having a drink at the Castle on most nights.

Monkey tamer and snake charmer
A snake being held by its charmer looks at a Monkey which is sitting on its owners lap as their owners have a drink and socialise inside the Castle Hotel.
Castle Hotel bar counter
Men lining up for drinks at the bar counter drinking at the Castle Hotel.
Castle Hotel Slave Island
Men sitting at a table drinking inside the Castle hotel which operates primarily as a pub or local drinking den, hotel rooms are also available.

The future of the hotel has been uncertain after Indian multinational conglomerate ‘The Tata Group’ purchased the highly valuable land to develop modern offices and apartment complexes. There were talks the hotel would remain in its current form, however, it was always going to be a matter of time before the last drinks would be served.

Beers were cheap, arrack plentiful and short bites, spicy. The resident stray cat would hunt around for scraps on the floor. Like any good pub, stories were shared, grievances voiced and opinions were made known in the presence of complete strangers. Drunks, alcoholics and general louts would be ushered out with some decorum and respect, when they had one too many.

Castle Hotel Slave Island
A man smokes a cigarette as he drinks beer at a table with friends inside the Castle hotel.
The Castle Hotel
Two men share a having a drink inside the Castle Hotel
Castle Hotel Slave Island
A man orders an arrack (local drink) at the counter inside the Castle hotel which operates primarily as a pub but hotel rooms are also available upstairs. Slave Island is home to numerous small houses occupied by some of colombo’s working class, as gentrification & development encroaches land in the now highly valuable slave island is slowly pushing out locals from the area. Slave Island is a suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka located directly south of the Fort area of Colombo
Castle Hotel Slave Island
A man skols or drinks down a large large bottle of beer as a drunk man wearing a sarong walks past inside the Castle hotel

It recent years, this humble venue gained a reputation online as a ‘dodgy pub’ – though in my experience, you are more likely to find dodgier clientele and shady customers (for lack of better words) in the bars and clubs of Colombo’s 5-star hotels.

The Castle didn’t pretend to be something it wasn’t and it was, by far, more representative of Sri Lanka than the Westernised hotels down the road. Its guests were treated with respect and without the judgement they may experience outside.

As modern Sri Lanka rides the economic wave of a post-war economy, the consequence of gentrification emerges.

At the Castle hotel, what you saw was what you got, it was real and it was gritty, but it was honest.

 

Castle Hotel Slave Island
An empty room with a disconnected old TV set sits on a table inside the Castle hotel which operates primarily as a pub, hotel rooms are also available.
Castle Hotel Slave Island
A man walks into the main entrance of the Colonial styled Castle Hotel

 

Words and photography by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake.

Asanka Brendon Ratnayake is a photojournalist and travel photographer based in Melbourne Australia covering Australia, Asia and the indian subcontinent. Follow him on instagram 

 

(C) Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Stop photo app opening automatically on Mac El Capitan – Easy Fix

Photographers who have upgraded to Mac OS El Capitan (in my case ver 10.11.1) are probably now aware of the frustration of having the intrusive ‘Photos‘ app automatically open when you insert a memory card. While you can stop it from opening automatically you will find that it will re open if that card has been formatted.

My friend and colleague, sports photographer Sydney Low recommends this work around. Even for the not so technically minded this is relatively easy to do and worked for me.

  1. Disable SIP by going into recovery mode
  2. Once in recovery mode open terminal and enter the command csrutil disable
  3. Restart and login as per normal
  4. Open terminal and enter the following
    sudo mv /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/MassStorageCamera.app /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/MassStorageCameraOff.app
  5. Close terminal, restart and go back into recovery mode
  6. Once in recovery mode open terminal and enter the command csrutil enable
  7. Close terminal, restart and login as normal and it should be working as normal.

Head over HERE to Syd’s site where he directs you with a more detailed step by step solution with screenshots. As always with these things its best to backup first.

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How to stop Photos.app automatically opening when your insert memory card

Reclaim Australia : Melton Protests

A few selects from the Reclaim Australia protests in Melton.

Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Supporters of the Reclaim Australia group shout and hold banners during a protest organised by the far right wing group. Melbourne, Australia November 22 2015.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-Fascist counter protestors clash with supporters of the Reclaim Australia group during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
A member of the Reclaim Australia wearing a balaclava of the Australian flag over his face an during a protest organised by the far right wing group. The Anti-Islamic group protested in the city of Melton on the outskirts of Melbourne voicing their opinions in relation to immigration and the building of Mosques and schools in the country.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
A man is arrested by police in riot gear during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia. The Anti-Islamic group protested in the city of Melton on the outskirts of Melbourne voicing their opinions in relation to immigration and the building of Mosques and schools in the country.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-racism counter protestors push back a line of horses used to seperate opposing groups during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia. The Anti-Islamic group protested in the city of Melton on the outskirts of Melbourne voicing their opinions in relation to immigration and the building of Mosques and schools in the country.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-Racism protestors protestors shield for cover as they are pepper sprayed by police after they tried to push through police lines during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Two young boys one of whom is riding his bicycle stand in front of police in riot gear during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-Fascist counter protestors clash with supporters of the Reclaim Australia group during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
A supporter of the Reclaim Australia group is pushed back by police officer dressed in riot gear during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Supporters of the Reclaim Australia group march down the street waving flags and shouting anti-islamic slogans during a protest organised by the far right wing group.

Clippings : Capture Magazine – 2015 Annual

Every year Australia’s leading magazine for Professional Photographers ‘Capture’ put out their annual edition.
The Annual showcases the best work across by Australian photographers across a number of genres.
This year i managed to get two shots included, one in the Documentary and the other in the Travel section.
Be sure to grab a copy either via the ipad edition or at your local newsagent. So top quality work by a lot of top Australian Photographers.
http://www.capturemag.com.au

Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual  documentary category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual
documentary category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual Travel category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual Travel category

Clippings – Time : Burma’s Million-Strong Rohingya Population Faces ‘Final Stages of Genocide,’ Says Report

Rohingya Refugee Boy Sittwe
A young malnourished Rohingya boy inside the Sittwe IDP camp . An estimated 110,000 ethnic Rohingya live in an overcrowded IDP camp in the outskirts of Sittwe. The Rohingya continually make attempts to flee the camps by fishing boat and seek asylum in neighbouring Islamic countries however often fall victim to human traffickers. At current they are a stateless people believed to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. According to the UN the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. – Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

One of my photographs from the IDP camps in Sittwe was recently picked up for an article in Time.
Whilst getting a photo used by time is something i’m quite happy about, i’m glad that this story is starting to get a bit of traction.
What i witnessed in those camps i can only describe as state sponsored genocide.
This article and Al Jazeera’s expose proves this.

I’d strongly encourage you to read this article in Time

Al Jazeera Investigative Unit expose the inner workings of the Myanmar government, providing “strong evidence” of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

2015 MotoGP of Australia

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18 : Yonny Hernandez (COL) of Octo Pramac Racing during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 18 : Yonny Hernandez (COL) of Octo Pramac Racing during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP places his ear plug into his ear while he sits in his garage during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP places his ear plug into his ear while he sits in his garage during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Dani Pedrosa (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Dani Pedrosa (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 18 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP  during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team overtakes Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP at turn 10 on the final lap to win the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 18 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team overtakes Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP at turn 10 on the final lap to win the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.

2 world champions, 1 wind tunnel & 10 minutes

Recently, Cycling Australia & the Australian Institute of Sport made use of Monash University’s Wind Tunnel facility for aerodynamics testing.

World Champion cyclists Matthew Glaetzer (2012 Team Sprint World Champion) and Anna Meares (4x World Champion & Olympic Gold Medallist) were present to test their carbon fibre track weapons.

As this was a private test session and not a media call, I only had access to shoot each rider for 5 minutes each.

A big thankyou to Monash University, Cycling Australia & the riders for the opportunity.

Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Melbourne 2015

MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Soldiers in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Soldiers in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : An estimated 80 thousand patrons braved cold and wet conditions during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : An estimated 80 thousand patrons braved cold and wet conditions during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Large Crowds walk up towards the Shrine, official estimates that 80 thousand people attended during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Large Crowds walk up towards the Shrine, official estimates that 80 thousand people attended during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Melbourne 2015

MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Badges worn by a Army veteran  during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Badges worn by a Army veteran during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : A carpet made of knitted poppies laid on the road during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : A carpet made of knitted poppies laid on the road during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Members of the HMAS march towards the Shrine of Remembrance during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Members of the HMAS march towards the Shrine of Remembrance during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : A soldier holding a riffle in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : A soldier holding a riffle in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

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