Windows 10 operating system launched

A staff member of Microsoft Taiwan demonstrates the interface of the new Windows 10 operating system at a press conference in Taipei, southeast China's...

UN group on missing concludes Sri Lanka visit

  A UN group looking into allegations on enforced disappearances addressing the media in Sri Lanka. The UN Working Group On Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances...

China briefs Sri Lankan media

Chen Feng, Counselor and Division Director at the Chinese Foreign Ministry speaking to journalists from Sri Lanka last week during a visit by a...

Christmas procession in India

Indian children take part in a Christmas procession for upcoming Christmas in Kolkata, capital of eastern Indian state of West Bengal. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

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...

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....

A guard of honour

General Jagath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Brazil, at a ceremony where he presented his credentials to Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil at the...

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)

Sri Lankan troops take part in Vesak events in Nepal

Sri Lankan troops involved in rescue and recovery operations in Nepal, took part in Vesak events with locals at a Temple in Nepal. Click images to...

Getting down and dirty

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

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...

Remembering the end of the war

The military took part in rehearsals in Matara for the military parade to be held on Tuesday to commemorate six years since the end...

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...

At one place but not one goal

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, opposition leader R. Sampanthan, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Kapila Waidyaratne, Ministers, the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka...

New Zeland police remove a Sri Lankan fan

New Zealand police seen removing a Sri Lankan fan for playing music during the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Twenty20 cricket match at Eden Park today. A...

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...

Cat cafe in Mexico

A man plays with a cat inside the cat cafe "La Gateria" in Mexico City, capital of Mexico. The coffee store aims to promote coexistence...

Chinese Lunar New Year at Manhattan’s Chinatown in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People take photos during the traditional lion dance in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, the United States...

Trying to beat the heat

Children play at a fountain during the summer heat in Budapest, Hungary on July 7, 2015. (Xinhua/Attila Volgyi)

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...