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All smiles

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet President Maithripala  Sirisena, during the United Nations General Assembly reception at the New York Palace...

Trump signs his first executive order

New US President Donald Trump on Friday signed his first executive order after taking office, directing government agencies to scale back as many aspects...

Colombo flooded

Parts of Colombo were flooded today following heavy rain. Pictures shared on social media showed the extent of the floods in some areas  

Hunt for Delta intensifies

Random PCR tests are being carried out in Dematagoda and other areas as the hunt for the Delta variant of the coronavirus intensifies with...

Shut out

A lady holding a three-month-old baby sits on the field at the border area between Hungary and Serbia in Horgos, north of Serbia, on...

Tourists amazed by artificial water cascades

Tourists look at water cascades generated by the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River in central China's Henan Province, June 29, 2015. The artificial...

His final journey

The funeral of the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero took place at the Parliament grounds this evening

Colombo’s changing skyline

The skyline of Colombo is getting a new look with more and more high-rise buildings and structures coming up. The Lotus Tower is one...

Prime Minister at Diyatalawa passing out parade

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

Cat cafe in Mexico

A man plays with a cat inside the cat cafe "La Gateria" in Mexico City, capital of Mexico. The coffee store aims to promote coexistence...