Seeking refuge

A Syrian refugee carries children in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, as he and others flee intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and Islamic...

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...

Off to Rome

President Maithripala Sirisena at the Katunayake airport, about to leave for Rome today where he will have talks with the Pope

Seeking justice outside prison

Relatives of inmates killed during the Welikada prison riot and others took part in a demonstration outside the Welikada prison today demanding justice

African lion almost crushed by elephant

The Xinhua published this image of a lion in Africa being attacked by an elephant in the wild. The lion was almost crushed before...

Rose Parade to be held in Los Angeles to celebrate New Year

Volunteers decorate the China float for the Rose Parade 2016 which named "Marco Polo: East meets West", near the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los...

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 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...

World’s highest snow sculpture displayed in NE China

HARBIN, Feb. 14, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 14, 2016 shows world's highest snow sculpture in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang...

Ranil meets the Japanese Emperor

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife in Tokyo today

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...

Children working for their food in Pakistan

Children work at a brick factory to earn a living for their families on the outskirts of eastern Pakistan's Lahore, June 2, 2015. (Xinhua/Sajjad)

Welcoming 2016

An Indian artist presents a model in formation of 2016 with vegetables to welcome New Year in Amritsar, northwestern India on Dec. 31, 2015....

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,...

Mud cookies to satisfy her hunger

A woman places mud cookies to sun drying in the city of Port au Prince, capital of Haiti, on May 27, 2015. The mud...

President and Prime Minister brief local media

  President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today briefed local media heads on the developments taking place with regards to Sri Lanka at the UN...

A prayer for success

President Maithripala Sirisena, who visited Sampur in Trincomalee yesterday, takes part in religious observances together with Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan.

Maldives delegation briefs the media

A high-level Maldives Government delegation briefs the media in Colombo on the issue involving former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed.

Meet the biggest mouth on earth

A man from India nicknamed 'Maximouth' for his ability to stuff huge amounts of objects into his mouth has broken another record - for...

Tourists enjoy Sri Lankan snakes

Tourists enjoy a snake dance of a gypsy at Independence Square. Data released last week showed that tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rose 8.5...