“Santa Speedo Run” held in Budapest

Half naked people participate in the 12th "Santa Speedo Run" for charity in Budapest, Hungary on Dec. 13, 2015. (Xinhua/Attila Volgyi)

Off to Rome

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

All party meeting on delimitation

An all party meeting to raise awareness regarding the proposals and discrepancies for delimitation in Local Government Institutions was held today at the Grand Monarch Auditorium Thalawathugoda,...

Macy’s holiday windows displayed before Christmas season in NY

A visitor takes pictures of Macy's holiday windows in Manhattan, New York City, the United States, Dec. 9, 2015. Macy's holiday windows, revealed before...

Photo light show attracts crowds in St. Peter’s Basilica

People gather to watch images projected on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica during a photo light show about nature on Dec. 8, 2015....

Chennai residents seek medical assistance

Residents line up for free prescriptions in a flood-hit community in Chennai, capital of southern Indian state Tamil Nadu, Dec. 7, 2015. A new...

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...

Santa on protest against unemployment

Demonstrators wearing costumes of Santa Claus protest against unemployment during a demonstration called "Christmas fight for preservation of employees in the trade", in Sao...

People mourn for shooting victims in San Bernardino

Flowers and a note of mourning for victims are placed at the Inland Regional Center, the site of the mass shooting, in San Bernardino...

A campaign against corruption

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery and Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe poses with others who took part in a...

‘Festival of Lights’ kicks off in Vancouver

Residents are surrounded by the Christmas light decorations at the "Festival of Lights" event in Vancouver, Canada, Dec. 1, 2015. The 31st annual "Festival...

Buddhika at Westminster Seminar

UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana is in London for the 64th Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure. The annual Westminster Seminar is CPA UK’s flagship capacity-building...

CMC gets set to celebrate 150

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary with a series of interactive, cultural and social events. The announcement was...

President Sirisena at Paris Conference

President Maithripala Sirisena was received this morning at the Le Bourget International Conference Hall by President Francois Hollande and United Nations Secretary General Ban...

Christmas Charity Run kicks off in Shanghai

Participants take selfies before running the charity run in east China's Shanghai, Nov. 29, 2015. The first Lujiazui Christmas Charity Run kicked off in...

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....

Time to shop

Shoppers flock to stores for Black Friday bargains at Woodbury Premium Outlets, New York, on Nov.27. The Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey found 99.77 million...

President Sirisena at CHOGM

President Maithripala Sirisena's office released these pictures of him attending the Commonwealth summit which was opened Nov 27 by the Queen who missed the...

Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York

A NYPD police officer takes photo of a turkey float during the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, the United States, Nov....

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....