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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023.

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023.
World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February(1-7), after General Assembly designation in 2010. These celebrations focus on creating mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue to promote harmony between people regardless o…
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Sri Lanka have named their squad for the forthcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Sri Lanka have named their squad for the forthcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa.
Sri Lanka have named their 15-member squad for the forthcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa. The squad will be led by their regular skipper and star batter Chamari Athapaththu. They will kickstart their campaign with the tournament opener against hosts South…
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Over 500 prisoners to be released for 75th Independence Anniversary.

Over 500 prisoners to be released for 75th Independence Anniversary.
Accordingly, a total of 588 prisoners will be released tomorrow, Prisons Commissioner and Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake stated. Those who were jailed for drug-related offences will be granted the said presidential pardon, while the release of 31 inmates who were deemed to hav…
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Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh conferred with Lifetime Achievement Honour in UK.

Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh conferred with Lifetime Achievement Honour in UK.
Former Indian prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh was recently conferred a Lifetime Achievement Honour by the India-UK Achievers Honours in London for his contribution to economic and political life. The Honour, announced at an awards ceremony last week, will be handed over to …
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World Wetlands Day - 02 February.

World Wetlands Day - 02 February.
World Wetlands Day is observed every year on February 02 all over the world. Wetlands are a habitat for a dense variety of plant and animal species and also rich with the biodiversity which is declining according to the researcher’s estimates. These are the land areas that …
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Ukraine's Odesa designated Unesco World Heritage site.

Ukraine's Odesa designated Unesco World Heritage site.
The historic centre of the Ukrainian port city of Odesa has been designated an endangered World Heritage site by the United Nations cultural agency, despite Russian opposition. Unesco said its decision recognised "the outstanding universal value" of the site. But Ru…
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Susanthika appointed consultant to SL women’s cricket team.

Susanthika appointed consultant to SL women’s cricket team.
Susanthika Jayasinghe, one of the most successful and decorated athletes produced by Sri Lanka, has been appointed the Consultant – Mentoring and Development of Women’s Cricket. The appointment of the Olympic silver medallist is effective from February 01, Sri Lanka Cricket …
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Equatorial Guinea appoints its first female prime minister.

Equatorial Guinea appoints its first female prime minister.
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has appointed his vice-minister of education, Manuela Roka Botey, as prime minister, the first time a woman has held the role in the West African country. Botey's new position was announced on state television late …
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Former NATO general Petr Pavel wins Czech presidential election.

Former NATO general Petr Pavel wins Czech presidential election.
Former army general Petr Pavel has won the race to become the new president of the Czech Republic, defeating billionaire Andrej Babis in a run-off vote on Saturday. Pavel, 61, secured more than 58 percent of the vote, the Czech Statistics Office said. Babis, a former prime m…
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Hockey World Cup 2023

Hockey World Cup 2023
Germany beat Belgium 5-4 in the penalty shootout to win the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India. The scores were level at the end of regulation time at 3-3. This is Germany’s third Hockey World Cup title after they won it in 2002 and…
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ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup.

ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup.
India beat England in the first-ever ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final in Potchefstroom, South Africa. India bowled out England for a paltry 68 and won by 7 wkts. This is the first ICC trophy India has won in women’s cricket. The Indian women’s cricket team has never won…
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Archaeologists discover 1.2 million year old 'Workshop' in mind-blowing find.

Archaeologists discover 1.2 million year old 'Workshop' in mind-blowing find.
Scientists have discovered a trove of nearly 600 obsidian hand-axes that were crafted more than 1.2 million years ago in Ethiopia by an unknown group of hominins, the family consisting of modern humans and our many extinct relatives, reports a new study.  The discovery pushe…
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Australian Open - 2023

Australian Open - 2023
Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of men’s singles match of the Australian Open 2023. Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open and 22nd grand slam. He levels Rafael Nadal with his 22nd Grand Slam title. In the Women’s Singles category, Aryna Sabalenka defeat…
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The White House nominated a special envoy for human rights in North Korea

The White House nominated a special envoy for human rights in North Korea
The White House nominated a special envoy for human rights in North Korea, moving to fill a post that has been empty since 2017 amid debate over how rights issues fit with efforts to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. President Joe Biden nominated Julie Turner, …
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Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days.

Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days.
The Covid virus can reside on some ready-to-eat groceries for days, UK experts have confirmed. Scientists carried out tests for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), purposely smearing the virus on to packaging and food products, including fruit, pastries and bottled drinks. They …
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Egypt archaeologists discovered Gold-covered mummy.

Egypt archaeologists discovered Gold-covered mummy.
Archaeologists say they have found a gold leaf-covered mummy sealed inside a sarcophagus that had not been opened for 4,300 years. The mummy, the remains of a man named Hekashepes, is thought to be one of the oldest and most complete non-royal corpses ever found in Egypt. It …
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 27 January.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 27 January.
Every year, International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27 to reflect on the atrocities inflicted by Adolf Hitler, which resulted in the deaths of an estimated six million Jews. The day commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945 fro…
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Stunning CT scans of 'Golden Boy' mummy from ancient Egypt reveal 49 hidden amulets.

Stunning CT scans of 'Golden Boy' mummy from ancient Egypt reveal 49 hidden amulets.
Incredibly detailed computed tomography (CT scans) of the so-called "Golden Boy" mummy from ancient Egypt have revealed a hidden trove of 49 amulets, many of which were made of gold. The young mummy earned its nickname because of the dazzling display of wealth, whi…
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Global Community Engagement Day - 28 January.

Global Community Engagement Day - 28 January.
Every year on January 28th, Global Community Engagement Day seeks to encourage organizations, individuals, and businesses to better engage with their community. Communities become better when professionals and organizations engage with different groups of people in their com…
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Data Privacy Day - 28 January.

Data Privacy Day - 28 January.
Data Privacy Day on January 28th reminds us each year to review how our data is used. It’s an excellent opportunity to take stock and evaluate our personal cybersecurity. On this date, governments, parliaments, national data protection bodies and other actors carry out activ…
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World Breast Pumping Day - 27 January.

World Breast Pumping Day - 27 January.
World Breast Pumping Day was created to acknowledge the time, effort, and dedication that pumping breastmilk requires. The day dedicated to breast pumping moms is observed each year on January 27th. Pregnant women will need to decide whether to feed their baby formula or bre…
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Vietnam Peace Day - 27 January.

Vietnam Peace Day - 27 January.
Every year on January 27th Vietnam Peace Day commemorates the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. This event ended America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. For eight long years, the United States was involved in the Vietnam War. The U.S. entered the war in 1965. However, th…
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Truck-Sized Asteroid to fly within 2,200 miles of earth today.

Truck-Sized Asteroid to fly within 2,200 miles of earth today.
An asteroid is set to fly within 2,200 miles of Earth today, narrowly missing our planet, NASA says. The asteroid, dubbed “2023 BU,” is expected to make its closest approach to Earth at 4:27 p.m. PST when it flies over the southern tip of South America, according(Opens in a …
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Mysterious Hand Imprint discovered in 1,000-year-old moat wall in Jerusalem.

Mysterious Hand Imprint discovered in 1,000-year-old moat wall in Jerusalem.
A moat that once stood in the way of the invading Crusader armies has been discovered beneath the Old City of Jerusalem, bringing to life some of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of the later Middle Ages.  While excavating the ancient line of defense, archaeologists als…
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Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozens.

Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozens.
Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the latest clashes between Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups in central Ethiopia. The fighting erupted Saturday in Jewuha town in the Amhara region. One witness, like others speaking on condition of …
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CBSL holds policy interest rates at current levels.

CBSL holds policy interest rates at current levels.
The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to maintain the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) of the Central Bank at their current levels of 14.50% and 15.50%, respectively. The decision was taken a…
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Rare 17-pound meteorite discovered in Antarctica.

Rare 17-pound meteorite discovered in Antarctica.
During a recent excursion to the icy plains of Antarctica, an international team of researchers discovered five new meteorites — including one of the largest ever found on the continent. The rare meteorite is about the size of a cantaloupe but weighs a hefty 17 pounds (7.7 k…
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ICC most followed international sports federation on social media.

ICC most followed international sports federation on social media.
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) 92.2 million followers across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube makes it the most followed international sports federation on social media, according to a study from BCW Sports. Confirmed: The ICC increased its followin…
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NASA to test nuclear fission-powered spacecraft engine by 2027.

NASA to test nuclear fission-powered spacecraft engine by 2027.
The top official at the United States space agency NASA has said the country plans to test a spacecraft engine powered with nuclear fission by 2027, an advancement seen as key to long-haul missions including a manned journey to Mars. NASA will partner with the US military’s …
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Pope says homosexuality "is not a crime".

Pope says homosexuality "is not a crime".
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an e…
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