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69 Independence Day


President Maithripala Sirisena raises the National flag at the Independence Day celebrations held at Galle Face yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

Ananthi Sasitharan, wife of former LTTE Trincomalee political head S. Elilan, who was reported, missing after the war, signs a banner at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute last week pushing for justice for journalists killed in Sri Lanka. 			  Picture by Lalith Perera

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva and State Minister of Women and Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheshwaran arrive for the opening of a Regional Consular Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jaffna at the District Secretariat last week

Trump Signs His First Executive Order


U.S. President Donald Trump hands Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (right) an executive order that directs agencies to ease the burden of Obamacare, after signing it in the Oval Office in Washington, on January 20, 2017. Also seen is White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter (centre).   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe greets the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde in Switzerland last week ahead of talks held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum

Hindu devotees purchase potatoes in Pettah to prepare meals for the Tamil Thai Pongal festival which was celebrated yesterday
Picture by Lalith Perera

President Maithripala Sirisena, Softlogic Group Chairman Ashok Pathirage and Minister Navin Dissanayake share a light moment during the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, yesterday, the first international five-star hotel to be opened in Colombo after 25 years. - Picture by Lalith Perera


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe launching the Kalu Ganga Water Purification Plant


Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake speaking at a media briefing last week in the presence of International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickreme Picture by Lalith Perera  

A mother and child take a look at firecrackers being sold on the pavement in Pettah ahead of the dawn of 2017.
Picture by Lalith Perera

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