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...

Air Force celebrates 66 years

The Sri Lanka Air Force is celebrating its 66th Anniversary. In line with the 66th Anniversary, SLAF organized an exhibition and tattoo held today as...

Celebrating 69 years of independence

Sri Lanka's 69th Independence Day celebrations were held at Galle Face today with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers,...

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...

Trump signs his first executive order

New US President Donald Trump on Friday signed his first executive order after taking office, directing government agencies to scale back as many aspects...

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...

Granite quarry site inspected by Port City officials

    The Megapolis, Port City and the project contractor China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) have begun inspections of the quarries, that will be supplying quarry...

Amaradeva’s final journey

The remains of popular veteran singer and music composer W.D Amaradeva, was placed for public viewing at Independence Square today. Amaradeva passed away after suffering a heart...

Greeting the five time President

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined several other world leaders for the swearing-in ceremony of Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his fifth term in...

President at Anti Corruption Summit in London

President Maithripala Sirisena at a breakfast meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron and other world leaders and delegates attending the Anti Corruption Summit in...

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...

50th Berlin International Tourism Fair kicks off

BERLIN, March 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Staff members wearing local traditional costumes take selfies with a visitor at the booth of Malysia during the...

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...

Int’l Women’s Day marked around the world

GAZA, March 7, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian woman assembles a woodcarving inside a carpentry workshop in Gaza City, on March 7, 2016. 13...

Key holds key talks in Colombo

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in talks with Sri Lanka during his visit to Colombo today

Large crowds at Nawam perahera

A large crowd witnessed the annual Nawam perahera in Colombo, including several tourists.

Selfie time with the President

President Maithripala Sirisena poses for a selfie when he met the Sri Lankan community in  living in Austria

Xi visits China’s national news outlets

BEIJING, Feb. 19, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) uses a new media broadcasting system to extend Lantern Festival greetings to the...

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...

President Sirisena meets the German President

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