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

Prime Minister at Diyatalawa passing out parade

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe takes part in a passing out parade in Diyatalawa

Local delicacies gather in Shanghai festival

Tourists learn from a cook on how to make glutinous rice cakes at the Chinese folk customs and snacks festival in Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai....

Rebuilding after the quake

Workers demolish a gateway building of Machhendranath temple in a reconstruction process at Janabahal in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 12, 2015. Reconstruction process of the...

People celebrate 20th Int’l Clowns Convention

Clowns take a "selfie" in the 20th International Clowns Convention in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on Oct. 21, 2015. During the convention that...

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

New public fair opens in Homagama

The newly constructed Homagama Public Fair and building complex was declare open by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka today. The building complex constructed under the guidance...

Israel fights largest forest fire this year

An aircraft drops fire retardant to quench the hotspots caused by a conflagration in the forest near the Beit Shemesh area, about 30 km...

Day for Elimination of Violence against Women marked in Colombia

Women take part in a rally commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Bogota, Colombia, on Nov. 25, 2015....

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...

Refugees seek help

Refugees hold a poster to express their wishes to go to Europe near the highway in Edirne, Turkey, on Sept. 17, 2015. A Turkish...

Tourists amazed by artificial water cascades

Tourists look at water cascades generated by the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River in central China's Henan Province, June 29, 2015. The artificial...

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...

Ranil meets Modi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today

Seeking support for the “March 12 Declaration”

A campaign to obtain signatures in support of the “March 12 Declaration” was conducted by the election watchdog People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections...

“Santa Speedo Run” held in Budapest

Half naked people participate in the 12th "Santa Speedo Run" for charity in Budapest, Hungary on Dec. 13, 2015. (Xinhua/Attila Volgyi)

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...

Christmas theme park in Qingdao attracts visitors

People visit a Christmas theme park at a shopping mall in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 15, 2015. A Christmas theme park attracted...

People pick pumpkins for upcoming Halloween

A boy carries his selected pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween at a pumpkin patch in Cal Poly Pomona, the United States, Oct. 24, 2015....

All set to battle for Parliament seats

Former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarians, including TNA leader R. Sampanthan, at the launch of the TNA election manifesto in Jaffna. Pictures by Easwaran...