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Several areas in Sri Lanka are currently placed under isolation as a result of the third wave of the coronavirus. Our photographer captured these...

Random PCR testing in Colombo

Random PCR testing was conducted in parts of Colombo today. A large number of people were seen being tested for the coronavirus.

Model aeroplanes take to the skies

The Model Aeroplane Show organized by the Colombo Flying Club was held at the Colombo International Airport Ratmalana (CIAR). Avid aviators of all ages participated...

Tourists return to Sri Lanka

The first group of tourists since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Sri Lanka today. Ukrainian Airlines SkyUp landed at the Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka commemorates deadly Boxing Day tsunami

PICTURES: Sri Lanka today commemorated the deadly 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in which thousands were killed. Pictures by Farook Sihan  

Protest against forced cremation of Muslims

A protest was staged near the Borella Cemetery today against the forced cremation of coronavirus infected Muslims. Pictures by Easwaran Rutnam

Blessing for the new Air Force Commander

The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana made his maiden courtesy call on His Eminence, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of...

Military launches a new Drone Regiment

The Military has established a new Drone Regiment to assist in the process to monitor movements in areas under lockdown and to be used...

Foreign experts deployed near MT New Diamond

A team of foreign experts were deployed near the MT New Diamond, the oil tanker damaged in a major fire near Sri Lanka. The experts...

Navy helps clean beaches

Taking an interest in beach cleaning efforts with a view to maintain an unspoiled coastal belt around the island, Sri Lanka Navy launched several...