The Sunday Leader

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

President admires items from Pakistan at exhibition

President Maithripala Sirisena takes a look at some items on display at the the 3rd Edition of the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition was declared open by the President and Pakistan’s Minister for Commerce Mohammad Pervaiz Malik and the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad [...]

A chat on the future of the media?

President Maithripala Sirisena is seen having a chat with Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera at an event where a code of ethics for web journalists to create a more responsible and ethical web journalism, was presented to the President. The code of ethics was prepared by the Professional Web Journalists’ Association.      

Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ

Christians around the world celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. Churches in and around Colombo had Christmas services to mark the special day. Pictures by Lalith Perera

United against Donald Trump’s stand on Jerusalem

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and former Minister D.E.W Gunasekera greet each other during a rally held on Friday against the decision taken by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A petition was signed at the rally to be handed over to the US Embassy in Colombo  

China Henan Gongfu Show on tour in Sri Lanka

The China Henan Shaolin Gongfu Show is on tour in Sri Lanka. The tour is organized by Association for Sri Lanka – china Social and Cultural Cooperation, Sri Lanka – China Friendship Association,Sri Lanka – China Society and Sri Lanka – China Journalists’ Forum in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy. The China Henan Shaolin Gongfu [...]

Hambantota Port goes to China

The Hambantota port was on Saturday formally handed over to a China led company and Sri Lanka received its initial payment for the lease. Following the signing of an agreement, the port operations was handed over to Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS). Pictures by Lalith Perera

Tourist stranded following train strike

A tourist seen stranded at the Fort railway station on Friday after several long distance trains were cancelled as a result of a strike launched by trade unions. The strike was launched by the locomotive operating engineers union. Picture by Lalith Perera          

Sri Lanka and China in the eyes of photographers

An exhibition to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China was opened today in Colombo. Titled ‘Sri Lanka and China in the eyes of photographers’ the exhibition features photographs taken by Sri Lankan and Chinese photographers. Pictures by Lalith Perera

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