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World Animal Day - 04 October.

World Animal Day - 04 October.
World Animal Day on October 4th each year focuses on improving the welfare of animals around the world. Sadly, animals around the world are abused or killed illegally on a daily basis. Illegal hunting contributes to the endangerment of certain animal species. Animals are als…
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World Habitat Day - 04 October.

World Habitat Day - 04 October.
On the first Monday of October each year, World Habitat Day encourages us to reflect upon the fundamental right to have adequate shelter. The day also reminds us that we are responsible for shaping the future of our cities and towns. When a city grows, it would seem like a g…
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World Architecture Day - 04 October.

World Architecture Day - 04 October.
On the first Monday in October, World Architecture Day shows appreciation for the work that architects do. The day also encourages learning more about architecture throughout the world. Architecture involves the planning, designing, and constructing process of buildings and…
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Tesla boss Elon Musk presents humanoid robot Optimus.

Tesla boss Elon Musk presents humanoid robot Optimus.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has presented the latest prototype of a humanoid robot being developed by his Tesla electric car company. Optimus appeared on stage at a Silicon Valley event, where it waved to the audience and raised its knees. The CEO said the robot was work-in-pr…
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Pope warns of nuclear war risk; appeals to Putin on Ukraine.

Pope warns of nuclear war risk; appeals to Putin on Ukraine.
Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire, imploring him to “stop this spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine and denouncing the “absurd” risk of the “uncontrollable” consequences of nuclear attack as tensions sharply escalate ov…
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Brazil election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beats polls.

Brazil election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beats polls.
Brazil’s presidential election is headed for a run-off vote, electoral authorities said on Sunday, after President Jair Bolsonaro’s surprising strength in the first round spoiled rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s hopes of winning outright. With 99.7% of electronic votes coun…
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Prize money announced for ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Prize money announced for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
ICC have announced the prize money for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, with the title winners taking home a whopping USD 1.6 million. The ICC announced that the winning side at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne on November 13 would receive prize money of USD 1.…
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Award winning Sri Lankan actor Darshan Dharmaraj passed away.

Award winning Sri Lankan actor Darshan Dharmaraj passed away.
Award winning Sri Lankan actor Darshan Dharmaraj passed away at the age of 41, according to family sources. He had reportedly passed away while being rushed to the Colombo National Hospital after suffering a heart attack.  Dharmaraj made his first television appearance throug…
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27-member COPA committee named.

27-member COPA committee named.
The members of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) were announced by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today. A total of 27 members have been nominated by the Parliament Committee of Selection to serve on the COPA Committee.  The members are as follows: Mohan Priyadharshana…
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27-member COPE committee named.

27-member COPE committee named.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today announced the members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE). A total of 27 members have been nominated by the Parliament Committee of  Selection to serve on the COPE Committee.  The members are as follows: Jagath Pushpakumara Janak…
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World Temperance Day - 03 October.

World Temperance Day - 03 October.
Every year on October 3, World Temperance Day encourages people to give up alcohol. It’s also a day to learn about the history of temperance movements around the world. Fermented beverages and alcoholic drinks date back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese w…
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International Day of Non-Violence - 02 October.

International Day of Non-Violence - 02 October.
Every October 2nd, the International Day of Non-Violence spreads the message of non-violence in pursuit of a secure and peaceful culture. It doesn’t take much to recognize how violent our world has become. Real-life stories involving violence are everywhere. Whether on the n…
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World No Alcohol Day - 02 October.

World No Alcohol Day - 02 October.
On October 2nd, World No Alcohol Day encourages the general public to say no to alcohol. The day also focuses on the dangers of alcohol. For many people, alcohol offers a fun and relaxing way to socialize with others. Some drink alcohol to help relieve stress. When alcohol i…
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More than half of the world's palm trees in danger.

More than half of the world's palm trees in danger.
More than a thousand species of palm tree are at risk of extinction, according to a study. Scientists used artificial intelligence to assess risks to the entire palm family, from tall trees to climbing plants. The data gives a much better idea of how many, and which, palm spe…
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World Vegetarian Day - 01 October.

World Vegetarian Day - 01 October.
October 1st is World Vegetarian Day. The day kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. World Vegetarian Day was established to provide education and awareness about vegetarian diets. Most vegetarians abstain from eating meat. However, there are different types of vegetarian diet…
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The International Day of Older Persons - 01 October.

The International Day of Older Persons - 01 October.
October 1st of each year is dedicated to highlighting the contributions that older people make to society. The International Day of Older Persons is also observed to bring awareness to the aging population. Throughout history, older persons have played an essential role in s…
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International Coffee Day - 01 October.

International Coffee Day - 01 October.
Every year on October 1st, International Coffee Day celebrates one of the world’s favorite beverages. It’s also a day to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness about the plight of the coffee growers. It probably doesn’t surprise you that coffee is one of the most c…
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Alberta man discovers prehistoric mammoth tusk in yard on Saddle Lake Cree Nation.

Alberta man discovers prehistoric mammoth tusk in yard on Saddle Lake Cree Nation.
A man from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, east of Edmonton, made the discovery of a lifetime while working on a project in his yard. Jarrod Cardinal was digging a hole for a project in his yard — until his shovel struck a hard object roughly six feet in the ground. Pictures of …
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Coolio, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper, dead at 59.

Coolio, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper, dead at 59.
Coolio, the ’90s rapper who lit up the music charts with hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” has died, his friend and manager Jarez Posey, told CNN. He was 59. Posey said Coolio died Wednesday (28) afternoon. Coolio, whose legal name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr.…
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World Bank cuts 2022 East Asia growth outlook.

World Bank cuts 2022 East Asia growth outlook.
Economic growth in East Asia and the Pacific will weaken sharply in 2022 due to China's slowdown, but the pace of expansion will pick up next year, the World Bank said. The bank said in a report that it expected 2022 growth in the East Asia and Pacific region, which incl…
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Wanindu Hasaranga among big movers following latest rankings update.

Wanindu Hasaranga among big movers following latest rankings update.
Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has moved up in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) latest T20I rankings. Hasaranga has been placed 4th in the T20I All-Rounders’ rankings with 184 rating points. Afghanistan’s Mohamed Nabi leads the rankings with 246 points, foll…
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Evidence of dinosaur-killing asteroid impact found on the moon.

Evidence of dinosaur-killing asteroid impact found on the moon.
Asteroid impacts on the moon millions of years ago correspond with large space rock strikes here on Earth — including the massive impact that wiped out the nonavian dinosaurs.  The finding reveals that major impacts during Earth's prehistory were not isolated events. Ins…
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Miracle Plant Used in Ancient Greece Rediscovered After 2,000 Years.

Miracle Plant Used in Ancient Greece Rediscovered After 2,000 Years.
A “miracle” plant consumed by Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, which was thought to have become extinct two thousand years ago, has now been rediscovered in Turkey by a professor, who thinks he’s found a botanical survivor. The plant, which the Ancient Greeks called si…
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International Translation Day - 30 September.

International Translation Day - 30 September.
International Translation Day on September 30th pays tribute to language professionals who offer translation and interpretation services. In doing so, translators bring nations together, facilitate dialogue, and contribute to world peace. There are over 6,500 spoken language…
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Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own record at the Berlin Marathon.

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own record at the Berlin Marathon.
2 hours 1 minute and 9 seconds. That’s how long it took Eliud Kipchoge to complete the 42.195 km Berlin Marathon. He broke the world record, which he already held. In 2018, also in Berlin, the Kenyan had set the record in 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds.  An extraordinary p…
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New American Center opens its doors in Colombo.

New American Center opens its doors in Colombo.
The American Center in Colombo has relocated to the new U.S. Embassy building and opened its doors to program participants once again on 29 September. At a colorful opening ceremony, the new and revamped American Center in Colombo hosted library patrons, Youth Forum members,…
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New coins featuring monarch's portrait unveiled.

New coins featuring monarch's portrait unveiled.
New coins featuring the portrait of King Charles have been revealed, with a 50p carrying his image entering general circulation within weeks . BBC News was given a first glimpse of the 50p and a commemorative £5 Crown which include an image of the King by British sculptor Mar…
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Mexico's 1,500-year-old unknown pyramids.

Mexico's 1,500-year-old unknown pyramids.
Built by indigenous masons, these 1,500-year-old pyramids are still standing strong, held together by sticky juice from the prickly pear cactus. From a distance, the grey volcanic rock pyramids and their encircling stonewalls looked like something that Mother Nature had wrou…
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World Maritime Day - 29 September 2022 (Last Thursday of September)

World Maritime Day - 29 September 2022 (Last Thursday of September)
Every year on the last Thursday of September World Maritime Day focuses on shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment. Maritime describes anything to do with the sea and ships. For example, the word refers to traveling and working on the ocean or military…
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World Heart Day - 29 September.

World Heart Day - 29 September.
Every year World Heart Day on September 29th strives to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease, including how to prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 18 million people die each ye…
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