Sri Lanka decides: 2018 Local Government elections

The Local Government (LG) elections, seen as an unofficial referendum on the performance of the unity Government so far, was held today. Pictures by Lalith...

Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka

Photographic moments during the visit to Sri Lanka by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex. Their five day visit focused on...

Prime Minister takes part in Thai Pongal festivities

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took part in prayers held at the Lord Shiva Hindu Temple in Kotahene today to celebrate Thai Pongal. Pictures courtesy Prime Minister's...

Bohra Community in Sri Lanka celebrate Leader’s birthday

The Bohra Community in Sri Lanka held a colourful procession in Bambalapitiya on Saturday night to celebrate the birthday of its Spiritual Leader Dr...

The World rings in 2018

The New Year has officially begun, as midnight passed in Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island/Kiribati, the first places in the world to welcome in...

Sri Lanka and China in the eyes of photographers

An exhibition to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China was opened today in Colombo. Titled 'Sri Lanka and China in...

Mock rescue operation at Kebithigollewa

The Army-pioneered mock Exercise 'Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’ saw one of its most exciting accomplishments, a mock rescue operation in Kebithigollewa, Trincomalee. The final...

Dayasiri Jayasekera flexing his muscles

Blue Mountain Group yesterday launched “Crossfit Colombo & Luxury leisure pool complex”, the latest value addition to the Group’s the state-of-the-art sports and wellness complex, OSMO...

SAITM students seek divine help

Students Action Committee of the South Asian Institute of Technology & Medicine (SAITM) conducted a Bodhi Poojawa at the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya to invoke blessings...

Reaching out

Capt. McPherson of USS Lake Erie greets Sri Lankan children at a well restoration site in Batawala during flood relief efforts. Picture courtesy US Embassy

India sends help

INS Kirch with around 125 personnel on board, arrived at Colombo Port today and offloaded relief supplies, inflatable Gemini boats with diving teams, and...

Michael Learns to Rock arrives in Sri Lanka

Denmark’s biggest Pop export Michael Learns to Rock arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago. The Band is due to perform at the...

Celebrating Vesak

Buddhist devotees are seen at the Kelaniya Temple offering prayers to mark Vesak day today.

Marking May Day in Sri Lanka

The main political parties in Sri Lanka and other groups held May Day rallies and events today. The United National Party held its May...

President opens new dairy products manufacturing plant

President Maithripala Sirisena opened a newly built Kotmale dairy products manufacturing plant in Meerigama. The production complex was built by the Cargills (Ceylon) PLC by infusing...

Air Force celebrates 66 years

The Sri Lanka Air Force is celebrating its 66th Anniversary. In line with the 66th Anniversary, SLAF organized an exhibition and tattoo held today as...

Celebrating 69 years of independence

Sri Lanka's 69th Independence Day celebrations were held at Galle Face today with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers,...

Ranil takes a tour of a 53ft sailing catamaran

Sail Lanka Charter hosted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his wife on-board their 53ft sailing catamaran, Sapphire, during the Fairway Galle Literary Festival. The...

Trump signs his first executive order

New US President Donald Trump on Friday signed his first executive order after taking office, directing government agencies to scale back as many aspects...

Patients stranded as doctors launch 24 hour strike

Patients around the island were stranded as doctors attached to Government hospitals launched a 24 hour strike today. The strike by the Government Medical Officers...