The Sunday Leader

Celebrating the Prime Minister’s victory

Firecrackers go off during celebrations held on the streets of Colombo last week after a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was defeated in Parliament. Picture by Lalith Perera

Protest in Jaffna against war in Syria

A protest was staged in Jaffna last week against the war in Syria. Those who participated in the protest said that Syria must not become another Sri Lanka where hundreds were killed during the final stages of the war.  

International Military Sport Council Day Run

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run – 2018 was flagged off at the Galle Face Green Colombo and ended near the Defence Services College at Colombo last Sunday (18). Secretary of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne attended the inauguration of the event as the Chief Guest. Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant [...]

Tasting victory again and looking for more

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses the media in Colombo a day after the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna secured a shocking win at the Local Government elections Picture by Lalith Perera

Sri Lanka decides: 2018 Local Government elections

The Local Government (LG) elections, seen as an unofficial referendum on the performance of the unity Government so far, was held on Saturday. Pictures by Lalith Perera and respective Ministry media divisions

Duruthu Perahera of Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

The Duruthu Perahera festival of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya temple was held on Duruthu Poya day. The Duruthu Perahera is one of the most culturally glorious processions celebrated by devotees annually during the month of January. Pictures by Lalith Perera

Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka

Photographic moments during the visit to Sri Lanka by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex. Their five day visit focused on the long-standing UK and Sri Lanka relationship, the Commonwealth, education and young people.                

Top authors and writers at Fairway Galle Literary Festival

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018, now in its ninth year, took place in Galle by virtue of the generous sponsorship of the title sponsor Fairway Holdings, setting an example of corporate leadership in the promotion of the Arts. This is the third occasion on which Fairway Holdings is providing the title sponsorship of the [...]

Singapore Prime Minister visits Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and President Maithripala Sirisena had bilateral discussions at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday. Sri Lanka and Singapore later signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Pictures by Lalith Perera

Hostage situation ends at CEB office

Police officers protect the office of the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board W.B. Ganegala following a tense situation which arose between the staff and the management. Ganegala was held hostage by the staff and had to be freed by the Police. Picture by Indika Sri Aravina


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