Colombo’s latest hangout, the Racecourse Mini Pavilion, will be declared open this evening. The building was renovated by the Urban Development Authority. The racecourse ground has been converted into an international rugby ground.
A blind soldier, Lance Corporal Anjana Karunasiri, who was disabled during the war, was a happy man as he married Nirasha Dulakshi in front of a distinguished gathering of well-wishers, including Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. Pic
The Pedal Pushers Cycle Fun Ride took place in Galle today (Sunday, October 14). Apart from a children’s ride in the Galle Fort, a more challenging 28 km ride for people 16 years and above took place around the Galle
A four legged chicken was spotted at a house in the Dambulla area by our area correspondent. The bird seemed to be in good health despite having two extra legs. Pic by Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa
The confucius institute of the University of Kelaniya celebrated the Chinese National Day and Mid Autumn Festival at the Galle Face hotel in Colombo on September 28/2012. The Chinese Ambassador in Colombo was the Chief Guest at the event. (Pics
The Sri Lankan Cricket Team took time off from their practices to spend some time with these differently able kids who came to watch their hero’s practice in Kandy in the ongoing ICC T20 world cup 2012.
Players from the West Indies Cricket Team who are in Colombo for the T20 world cup, took part in the ICC, UNAIDS and UNICEF ‘Thinkwise’ initiative to highlight the need to combat stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS. Pics courtesy UNICEF
The ICC Cricket Awards for 2012 took place at the Water’s Edge hotel in Kotte. Kumar Sangakkara was the big winner at the awards. (Pics courtesy ESPN)
The teams taking part in the ICC Twenty 20 world cup arrived in Sri Lanka over the past couple of days. The tournament begins next week. (Pics courtesy ICC)
Sri Lanka cricket legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara launched the 2012 Murali Harmony Cup on Saturday (September 8) by opening the newly-built IODR Oval in the previously war-affected northern town of Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu. The school cricket ground is
Local council elections are currently underway in the Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Our correspondents in those areas sent us these pictures. (Pics by Kanchana Kumar Ariyadasa)
The ICC cricket Twenty20 world cup, which is now in Sri Lanka for the tournament this month, toured Galle. Cricket fans were at hand to get a glimpse of the trophy. (Pics courtesy ICC)
Sri Lanka’s Queen of Pop, Ashanthi, launched her international crossover album “Rock The World” in the presence of top officials from Universal Music India and Sri Lanka on Friday August 24 at the Water’s Edge hotel.
The scars of the final stages of the bitter war between the LTTE and the military can still be seen in areas like Mullaitivu andPuthukudiruppu. Most of it is now part of a tourist attraction. A reporter who visited the
The opening ceremony of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) 2012 held at the Sugathadasa indoor stadium in Colombo.
If one expected a typical opera concert at “Evolution in concert” staged at the Lionel Wendt, well then we were in for a surprise. “Evolution in concert” saw hits from the likes of Coldplay, Leona Lewis and Queen being performed on
The Sri Lankan netball team was in Australia to train for the upcoming Asian championships to be held in Sri Lanka. The team includes Dharshini Sivalingham, the tallest netball player in the world. The team met the Australian team and
The British High Commission in Colombo on Thursday (May 31) celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Several Ambassadors, government and opposition parliamentarians and VIPs were among the guests. [slideshow]
Bollywood stars arrived in Sri Lanka for the Carlton Rugby Sevens. Actress Preity Zinta is seen here about to board an Air Force helicopter after landing in Sri Lanka.
Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who was released from prison this week, visited Puttalam this evening (Wednesday). His family and UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara were among those who accompanied him.