Colombo’s changing skyline

The skyline of Colombo is getting a new look with more and more high-rise buildings and structures coming up. The Lotus Tower is one...

Protest against violence on women held in Kashmir

  Kashmiri journalists hold placards as they participate in a sit-in protest against domestic violence of women in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir,...

Anti-smoking event held in Beijing

                Children dance in front of anti-smoking banners displayed on the iconic Bird's Nest National Stadium during an event marking World No Tobacco Day in...

First female body builder in Egypt

Kholoud Essam displays muscles at a gym in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 29, 2015. Kholoud Essam, a 27-year-old Muslim, is known as the first...

At one place but not one goal

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, opposition leader R. Sampanthan, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Kapila Waidyaratne, Ministers, the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka...

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...

Chinese Lunar New Year at Manhattan’s Chinatown in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People take photos during the traditional lion dance in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, the United States...

President hosts Karzai and polls winners

President Maithripala Sirisena hosted former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the winners of the Parliament election for dinner at the Presidential Palace.  

Christmas is coming!

Image taken on Dec. 15, 2015 shows a man dressed as Santa Claus watching his cell phone at La Moneda Cultural Center, in Santiago,...

In the spotlight

Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maithri Wickremesinghe greet the media at Temple Trees today. Wickremesinghe, who won the Parliamentary elections on...

Listening to the common man

President Maithripala Sirisena listens to a resident of Kandegama in Aralaganwila during a visit he undertook to the area. Picture courtesy President's media

Diwali festival celebrated in India

An Indian girl buys electric lamps and candles to decorate her house on the occasion of Diwali festival in Kolkata, capital of eastern Indian...

Yoga enthusiasts in harmony with nature

A group of yoga enthusiasts practice at a park in Shiyan, Hubei province. (Source: Chinadaily.com.cn)

President pays respects to Soma Edirisinghe

President Maithripala Sirisena paid his last respects to late businesswoman Soma Edirisinghe who passed away today at a private hospital. She was 76 years...

US Secretary of State in Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Sri Lanka today on an official visit during which he had talks with the Government and...

Muslim boys read the Quran during Ramadan

Pakistani Muslim boys read the holy book of Quran during Muslims fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on June...

SLFP leaders unite

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

Macy’s holiday windows displayed before Christmas season in NY

A visitor takes pictures of Macy's holiday windows in Manhattan, New York City, the United States, Dec. 9, 2015. Macy's holiday windows, revealed before...

President mingles with devotees

  Special prayers were held at the Pollonaruwa, Lankapura Mosque to bless President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. The President, who attend the session, later mingled with...

President Sirisena at Paris Conference

President Maithripala Sirisena was received this morning at the Le Bourget International Conference Hall by President Francois Hollande and United Nations Secretary General Ban...