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

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,...

Holiday windows showed at Hudson’s Bay in Toronto

Visitors watch the holiday windows at the Hudson's Bay flagship store in Toronto, Canada, Dec. 17, 2015. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)

Christmas tree in Jerusalem’s Old City

A man decorates a Christmas tree in Jerusalem's Old City, on Dec. 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Muammar Awad)

Christmas theme park in Qingdao attracts visitors

People visit a Christmas theme park at a shopping mall in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 15, 2015. A Christmas theme park attracted...

President visits St Peter’s Basilica

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Vatican on a special invitation of Pope Francis visited St Peter’s Basilica Church today (Dec. 15). St. Peter’s Basilica ...

Sri Lankan Mission in New York celebrates UN ties

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in New York yesterday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the admission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations...