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....

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...

US students want equal rights for homeless

Students of Alice Deal Middle School, who are calling for equal treatment to the homeless, rally in front of Council of the District of...

Selfie time with the President

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

Working together

Members of several political parties take part in a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena on the way forward for Sri Lanka    

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...

“Leonardo Da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty”

People visit the exhibition "Michael Angelo Buonarroti: An Artist Between Two Worlds", in the Fine Arts Palace, in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on...

New cabinet takes oaths

The new cabinet took oaths today before President Maithripala Sirisena. The cabinet includes members of Sri Lanka's two main political parties, the United National Party and...

Light sculpture show for Valentine’s Day held in S. China

Visitors watch a light sculpture show to greet Valentine’s Day in Macao, south China. (Xinhua)

The World rings in 2018

The New Year has officially begun, as midnight passed in Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island/Kiribati, the first places in the world to welcome in...

People mourn victims of Paris terror attacks

People light candles to mourn the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks in front of Saint Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary, on Nov. 14,...

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....

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

What next?

President Maithripala Sirisena, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at an event in Colombo today to mark Kumaratunga's birthday. (Courtesy BBC)

Mangala chairs Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meet

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera chaired the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting held in New York yesterday

Sir Garfield Sobers in Sri Lanka

Legendary Cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers arrived in Sri Lanka today. He will be in the country to witness the 2nd Test Match against the visiting West...

In the spotlight

Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maithri Wickremesinghe greet the media at Temple Trees today. Wickremesinghe, who won the Parliamentary elections on...

First female body builder in Egypt

Kholoud Essam displays muscles at a gym in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 29, 2015. Kholoud Essam, a 27-year-old Muslim, is known as the first...

Getting down and dirty

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

Eiffel Tower honors terror victims

The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, Nov. 16, 2015, to pay...