In Photos

SLA inaugurates drone regiment

The Sri Lanka Army today inaugurated its newest wing, the 15th Drone Regiment of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) with Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva in attendance.

IN PHOTOS: Navy personnel & volunteers successfully push back last of beached pilot whales

The last of the around 100 pilot whales who were stranded on the shore near Panadura were taken out to sea by the Sri Lanka Navy and volunteers this morning.

IN PHOTOS: Freshly plucked Ceylon clove

Ceylon clove is a highly prized and expensive spice. The hardy clove plant grows widely and easily including including in home gardens.

IN PHOTOS: Pompeo visits St. Anthony’s Shrine to pay respects to terror attack victims

U.S. State Secretary Michael Pompeo visited the St. Anthony’s Shrine at Kochchikade before his departure from Colombo after his brief visit here.

JVP stages protest against Pompeo visit

Hours ahead of the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo for a brief visit to the island, the Janata Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) held a protest opposite the U.S .Embassy in Colombo accusing the U.S. of attempting to interfere in the internal affairs of the country.

Parliament gets a clean up

The Sri Lanka Parliament which employs around 1,300 persons including of Police and other auxiliary services was closed for two days for a complete sanitation of the entire premises.

A/Ls get underway with strict health guidelines in place

The Advanced Level examination got underway today with strict health guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.