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Remembering the end of the war

The military took part in rehearsals in Matara for the military parade to be held on Tuesday to commemorate six years since the end...

Promoting saving energy

    President Maithripala Sirisena took part in an event held at Independence Square this morning promoting saving fuel and electricity, which was organised by the...

Demanding free higher education in Chile

  Demonstrators throw objects to carabiniers after the national march for education in Valparaiso, Chile, on May 14, 2015. Chilean government condemned on Thursday the...

Chinese students take part in quake drill

Students take part in a quake drill at Chunguang Primary School in Handan, north China's Hebei Province. More than 1,700 teachers and students took...

Smallest UAS displayed in Australia

The smallest Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on earth was displayed in Australia recently. (Photo source:

Protest against violence on women held in Kashmir

  Kashmiri journalists hold placards as they participate in a sit-in protest against domestic violence of women in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir,...

5-kilometer Happy Run kicks off in Tunis

  A runner sings ahead of the 5-kilometer Happy Run in Tunis, Tunisia, on May 10, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuan)

Tourists enjoy Sri Lankan snakes

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...

Mahinda, Maithri talks successful

Talks held today between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa were  successful, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and Minister Duminda Dissanayake said. Dissanayake...

Sri Lankan troops take part in Vesak events in Nepal

Sri Lankan troops involved in rescue and recovery operations in Nepal, took part in Vesak events with locals at a Temple in Nepal. Click images to...