The Sunday Leader

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 the event. The President later practiced a number of yoga asanas. The event was attended by a number of Sri Lankan Ministers and officials, apart from the public at large, including professionals, doctors, academicians [...]

Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate Eid festival

Muslims in Sri Lanka on Saturday celebrated the Eid festival, the end of the month of fasting. Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Galle Face in Colombo, a sea side leisure ground, to pray and greet each other for the festival. Pictures by Lalith Perera

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 [...]

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