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.

A silent prayer for the victims

Glenna and Steve Mooneyham kneel after placing flags and flowers at a sign leading to the Naval Operational Support and Marine Corps Reserve Center...

Sri Lankan troops take part in Vesak events in Nepal

Sri Lankan troops involved in rescue and recovery operations in Nepal, took part in Vesak events with locals at a Temple in Nepal. Click images to...

Power holds talks with Mangala

The US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power signs the visitor's book ahead of talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

World’s oldest female Green Anaconda celebrates its birthday

  Staff members show the 32-year-old Green Anaconda "Annie" at Montecasino Birds Garden in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 31, 2015. The Green Anaconda "Annie"...

Boy accused of being a witch in Nigeria rescued

Heartbreaking pictures of rescue of two-year-old boy accused of being a witch in Nigeria. (Courtesy kfor.com)

Swim takes Colombo by storm

  The inaugural edition of Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) 'Swim', presented by OLU Tropical Water and the foremost swimwear designers and manufacturers in the region,...

Pakistanis buy gifts before Valentine’s Day

LAHORE, Feb. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani women buy gifts ahead of Valentine's Day in eastern Pakistan's Lahore, Feb. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Sajjad)

SLFP leaders unite

Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa in conversation with President Maithripala Sirisena at the SLFP 64th Anniversary event held in Polonnaruwa today  

President opens refurbished Galle Face hotel

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the refurbished Galle Face hotel on Monday

Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate Eid festival

Muslims in Sri Lanka today (Saturday) celebrated the Eid festival, the end of the month of fasting. Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Galle Face in...

Chennai residents seek medical assistance

Residents line up for free prescriptions in a flood-hit community in Chennai, capital of southern Indian state Tamil Nadu, Dec. 7, 2015. A new...

The battle for parliament begins

Policemen protect ballot boxes before they are deployed to the respective polling booths from Colombo. Picture courtesy AFP

The search continues

A searcher searches the Saint Andre Beach of France's overseas island La Reunion in the Indian Ocean, where the first piece of debris from...

A Sri Lankan greeting

Queen Elizabeth the Second became the longest-reigning monarch in more than a thousand years of British history this week. To celebrate the historic event...

New US citizens take oaths

New US citizens take oaths in New York, the United States on July 2, 2015. A total of 75 candidates originating from 27 countries...

All-party meeting to discuss Geneva proposals

An all-party meeting to ascertain opinions of the leaders of political parties about how the Sri Lankan government should act regarding Geneva Proposals, was...

Hirunika says “I Do”

Provincial Council member Hirunika Premachandra tied the knot today in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and several politicians and guests. (Pictures from Hirunika Premachandra's...

Abe and Ranil meet

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (C) is accompanied by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they review a guard of honor prior to their meeting...

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...