News in pics

News pictures of the day

Quick Reaction Team in action

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A Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of 20 Army riders have been deployed to conduct random temperature checks on groups of people who have arrived...

Giving blood

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A serious shortage of blood has been reported at the blood bank in Colombo. A number of people turned up today, including soldiers, to...

Visitors spend night at Polar Aquarium in Tianjin

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Visitors watch fish at the Polar Aquarium in Tianjin, north China, Aug. 1, 2015. Visitors can spend the night at the aquarium, observing nocturnal...

Maintaining law and order

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Police Special Task Force (STF) officers patrol the Peliyagoda vegetable market where trading resumed as usual today following a three-day lockdown Colombo Gazette photographer

Celebrating the traditional New Year

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A pot of milk boils at a hotel in Bandarawela as Sri Lankans celebrated the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year on Saturday, April...

Abe and Ranil meet

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (C) is accompanied by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they review a guard of honor prior to their meeting...

Tourists enjoy Sri Lankan snakes

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Tourists enjoy a snake dance of a gypsy at Independence Square. Data released last week showed that tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rose 8.5...

Seeking refuge

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Near the town of Gevgelija, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a young Syrian girl holds the hand of an adult waiting to board a...

Yoga enthusiasts in harmony with nature

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A group of yoga enthusiasts practice at a park in Shiyan, Hubei province. (Source: Chinadaily.com.cn)

Protest in Colombo against KDU Bill

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A protest was staged in Colombo today against the Kotelawala Defence University Bill Colombo Gazette photographer