Samantha Power plays elle

The US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power plays elle at the Osmania College in Jaffna @AmbassadorPower was playing #Elle in osmaniya collige #jaffna #lka @USEmbSL...

People take part in Independence Day parade in Washington

A man performs during the Independence Day parade in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, July 4, 2015. The United States celebrated its...

Listening to their concerns

President Maithripala Sirisena listens to the concerns of employees of a new garment factory of the Hirdaramani group declared open in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu

Yoga enthusiasts in harmony with nature

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

People buy color powders for upcoming Tihar festival in Nepal

A street vendor sells color powders for Tihar festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 9, 2015. "Tihar", the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated for...

President returns

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the country today following a visit to the US to attend the UN General Assembly.

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...

UN women’s HeForShe arts week launched in New York

British movie star and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson(L) and American actor, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace Forest Whitaker, attend the UN Women's HeForShe...

Getting down and dirty

  Ports and Shipping Minister Sagala Ratnayake got down and dirty by joining others to clean the Nilwala River.

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...

Ranil takes a tour of a 53ft sailing catamaran

Sail Lanka Charter hosted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his wife on-board their 53ft sailing catamaran, Sapphire, during the Fairway Galle Literary Festival. The...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka Tourism at ITB Berlin 2016

Sri Lanka Tourism takes part in the 50th Berlin International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin, Germany. With 64 local travel industry organizations attending ITB...

Prime Minister takes oaths

Newly elected Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, took oaths today before President Maithripala Sirisena, at a ceremony attended by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other politicians. Pictures...

Six years on…..

The National event to commemorate six years since the end of the war was held in Matara today. President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil...

International Day of Yoga

The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great fanfare in Sri Lanka at the iconic ocean side promenade of Colombo: Galle Face...

UNP election manifesto launched

The United National Party (UNP) today launched its manifesto for the August 17 Parliament election. The political parties supporting the UNP at the polls...

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....

Ban and Maithri meet

UN Secretary-General Ban ki-moon met with President Maithripala Sirisena in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly