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Parts of Colombo flooded

Parts of Colombo have been flooded following heavy overnight rain. Official said that water levels in the Kelaniya river have risen posing a threat...

In the line of duty

The Police conducted operations in Colombo to arrest and warn people failing to adhere to the coronavirus health guidelines. Colombo Gazette photographer

Sri Lankans get the Sputnik V vaccine

Sri Lanka began using the Sputnik V vaccine today. Residents of Gothatuwa between the ages of 30 and 60 were the first to be...

Getting the jab

Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) workers receive the second dose of the Covishield vaccine (5 May 2021) Colombo Gazette photographer

PCR testing in Colombo

As the third wave of the coronavirus spreads in Sri Lanka PCR testing has been increased in Colombo. Our photographer captured these images of...


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