Wigneswaran welcomes Ranil in Jaffna

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran welcomes Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Jaffna for the National Thaipongal celebrations.

Singapore in preparation for Chinese New Year

SINGAPORE, Jan. 12, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Jan. 12, 2016 shows a monkey lantern decoration lit up in preparation for the Chinese...

Daily life of Afghan displaced children

KABUL, Jan. 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Afghan displaced children stand outside their tents in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Jan. 10, 2016. More than one...

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...

Hirunika leaves court

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra who was arrested today over the abduction of a youth in Dematagoda leaves the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court after being released on...

Remembering Lasantha

The seventh year death anniversary of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga was commemorated today at his grave-site in Colombo. Family members, journalists, politicians and others attended...

Norwegian Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka

  The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Børge Brende, being greeted at the Foreign Ministry ahead of talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Pakistan PM at the Presidential Secretariat

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo during his Sri Lanka visit.  

Discussing future plans

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with his cabinet members at Temple Trees today where the Prime Minister made a special statement

Christmas trees recycled in Canada

VANCOUVER, Jan. 3, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A firefighter gathers up Christmas trees for recycling in Richmond, Canada, Jan. 2, 2016. Fire fighters in Richmond...

New Year parade held along Champs-Elysees in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 2, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A dancer marches during a parade to celebrate the New Year along the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, on...

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....

New Zealand first to welcome 2016

With fireworks ablaze at Auckland's Sky Tower, New Zealand was among the first to celebrate the New Year. Auckland's sky was lit up with half...

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...

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...

People celebrate Christmas in India

An Indian child poses for photos during Christmas celebrations at Park Street in Kolkata, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, Dec. 25, 2015....

Happy Christmas

Hundreds of volunteers dressed up as Santa Claus throw their hats into the air before offering Christmas gifts to children in Seoul, South Korea,...

Christmas at Toronto wonderland

  People watch Christmas decorations and lights in Toronto, Canada. With lots of Christmas lights and decorations made by home owners, Toronto turned into 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)

Prime Minister at Diyatalawa passing out parade

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe takes part in a passing out parade in Diyatalawa