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Air Force celebrates 66 years

The Sri Lanka Air Force is celebrating its 66th Anniversary. In line with the 66th Anniversary, SLAF organized an exhibition and tattoo held today as...

India sends help

INS Kirch with around 125 personnel on board, arrived at Colombo Port today and offloaded relief supplies, inflatable Gemini boats with diving teams, and...

Ranil takes a tour of a 53ft sailing catamaran

Sail Lanka Charter hosted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his wife on-board their 53ft sailing catamaran, Sapphire, during the Fairway Galle Literary Festival. The...

Hirunika leaves court

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra who was arrested today over the abduction of a youth in Dematagoda leaves the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court after being released on...

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...

Celebrating Vesak

Buddhist devotees are seen at the Kelaniya Temple offering prayers to mark Vesak day today.

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena and thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated International Day of Yoga at Independence Square in Colombo today. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India, welcomed President at...

Patients stranded as doctors launch 24 hour strike

Patients around the island were stranded as doctors attached to Government hospitals launched a 24 hour strike today. The strike by the Government Medical Officers...

Maldives delegation briefs the media

A high-level Maldives Government delegation briefs the media in Colombo on the issue involving former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed.

World’s highest snow sculpture displayed in NE China

HARBIN, Feb. 14, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 14, 2016 shows world's highest snow sculpture in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang...