Kandy perahera

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were among the hundreds of people who gathered last night to watch the annual Kandy perahera.

Daily life of Afghan displaced children

KABUL, Jan. 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Afghan displaced children stand outside their tents in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Jan. 10, 2016. More than one...

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...

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...

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...

Keeping fit

The inauguration ceremony of the Sports and Physical Health promotion program organized by the Ministry of Sports was held under the patronage of President...

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...

Wild elephant wanders on street of India’s Siliguri

SILIGURI, Feb. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A wild elephant is hoisted by cranes after it was tranquilized in Siliguri, India, Feb. 10, 2016. The...

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,...

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...

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...

50th Berlin International Tourism Fair kicks off

BERLIN, March 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Staff members wearing local traditional costumes take selfies with a visitor at the booth of Malysia during the...

Christmas Charity Run kicks off in Shanghai

Participants take selfies before running the charity run in east China's Shanghai, Nov. 29, 2015. The first Lujiazui Christmas Charity Run kicked off in...

Destroyed to save lives

Sri Lanka Customs today began destroying more than 359 African elephant tusks (Blood Ivory) in their custody at Galle Face Green

Mahinda, Maithri talks successful

Talks held today between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa were  successful, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and Minister Duminda Dissanayake said. Dissanayake...

Ending a Power(ful) visit

Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations left  Sri Lanka  on 24th November 2015 after a three  day visit....

A campaign against corruption

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery and Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe poses with others who took part in a...

All smiles

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet President Maithripala  Sirisena, during the United Nations General Assembly reception at the New York Palace...

Christmas at Toronto wonderland

  People watch Christmas decorations and lights in Toronto, Canada. With lots of Christmas lights and decorations made by home owners, Toronto turned into a...

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...