Mini battle near UGC

Police and students clash near the University Grants Commission (UGC) at Ward Place

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...

Children practise taekwondo in N China

Children practise taekwondo in Hongtong County, north China's Shanxi Province. (Xinhua/Wang Peiji)

President at a bath dansal

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open a rice dansal (bath dansal) to mark Poson Poya in Pollonaruwa today.

Remembering their sacrifice…

A commemoration for soldiers killed during the war was held at the war heroes Monument near Parliament. More than 2500 family members of soldiers killed during the...

The new Parliament meets

President Maithripala Sirisena ceremonially launched the sessions of the new Parliament and later made a policy speech on behalf of the new Government.

Enjoying the Galle food

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe enjoys the food on offer in Galle at the Galle Food festival held over the weekend

President Sirisena meets the German President

President Maithripala Sirisena meets Joachim Gauck, President of Germany, at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin

In memory of those killed

A memorial was held in Nagarkovil to remember 71 Tamil civilians, including several school children, who were killed in bombing raids in the Nagarkovil...

Samantha Power gets a Sri Lankan welcome

The US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power is greeted at the Katunayake airport on her arrival in Sri Lanka today

Shoe giveaway event to help the poor

A volunteer helps a resident to try out a pair of shoes at a used shoes giveaway event in Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 28, 2015....

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...

Time to shop

Shoppers flock to stores for Black Friday bargains at Woodbury Premium Outlets, New York, on Nov.27. The Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey found 99.77 million...

Nepalese Living Goddess visits Buddhist shrines

Nepalese Living Goddess Kumari (C) is carried during the pilgrimage of "Bahi Dya Byoyegu", or the visit to Bahals, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 31,...

Selfie time with Akila

UNP supporters take a selfie with UNP spokesman and former MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam at the UNP convention held yesterday.

Annual buffalo racing kicks off in Thailand

Thai buffalo racers compete during an annual buffalo racing in Chonburi Province, Thailand, July 19, 2015. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

WT1190F breaks up over Sri Lanka

Clouds prevented residents of Sri Lanka from spying a 1-meter piece of space junk falling into the Indian Ocean on Friday. Some scientists in...

Photo light show attracts crowds in St. Peter’s Basilica

People gather to watch images projected on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica during a photo light show about nature on Dec. 8, 2015....

Iran and Sri Lanka cement relationship

President Maithripala Sirisena and the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani held talks today while President Sirisena was in Iran on a two day state...

President Sirisena at CHOGM

President Maithripala Sirisena's office released these pictures of him attending the Commonwealth summit which was opened Nov 27 by the Queen who missed the...