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UNP election manifesto launched

The United National Party (UNP) today launched its manifesto for the August 17 Parliament election. The political parties supporting the UNP at the polls...

Holiday windows showed at Hudson’s Bay in Toronto

Visitors watch the holiday windows at the Hudson's Bay flagship store in Toronto, Canada, Dec. 17, 2015. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)

Art festival to welcome Children’s day in Beijing

                  Children of Chang'an Kindergarten perform during an art festival to welcome the coming Children's day in Beijing, capital of China, May 29, 2015. (Xinhua/Hou...

2015 Miss Gay Venezuela pageant

Participants prepare to take part in the 2015 Miss Gay Venezuela pageant, Venezuela's most important beauty pageant for gay community, at ICRET Center Theater,...

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...

‘Festival of Lights’ kicks off in Vancouver

Residents are surrounded by the Christmas light decorations at the "Festival of Lights" event in Vancouver, Canada, Dec. 1, 2015. The 31st annual "Festival...

Second dose of Sinopharm vaccine administered

The second dose of the Sinopharm Covid vaccine was administered in parts of Colombo today. Colombo Gazette photographer 

Off to Rome

President Maithripala Sirisena at the Katunayake airport, about to leave for Rome today where he will have talks with the Pope

Life goes on

  Families living in poor conditions in parts of Ampara are managing with what they have despite the difficulties they face Pictures by Farook Sihan

President Maithripala Sirisena in Berlin

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Berlin today on an official visit. Ambassador Jurgen Christian Mertens, Chief of Protcol of the German Government and the...