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New chancellor appointed to Eastern University.

New chancellor appointed to Eastern University.
Prof. M. Selvarajah has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the Eastern University, the President’s Media Division (PMD) says. Meanwhile, Prof. R. Wickrama Seneviratne of the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Ruhuna has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of t…
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New Chief of Staff appointed to Sri Lanka Army.

New Chief of Staff appointed to Sri Lanka Army.
Major General Jagath Kodithuwakku, the present Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army has been appointed the new Chief of Staff of the Army, effective from Wednesday (8).  Major General Jagath Kodithuwakku this afternoon (7) received the letter of appointment as 60th Ch…
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World Oceans Day - 08 June.

World Oceans Day - 08 June.
World Oceans Day takes place every 8 June. It is an annual observation to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. The ocean provides us with many resources and services including oxygen, climate regulation, food sources, medicine, and more The sea is important …
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Albania elects top general as the country’s new president.

Albania elects top general as the country’s new president.
Albania’s parliament on Saturday 04 June 2022 elected a top military official as the country’s new president after no candidates were nominated in three rounds of voting. Gen.-Maj. Bajram Begaj won the post after the 140-seat Parliament voted 78 in favor, four against and on…
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NATO holds Baltic Sea Naval Exercises with Finland, Sweden.

NATO holds Baltic Sea Naval Exercises with Finland, Sweden.
NATO kicked off nearly a two-week U.S.-led naval exercise on the Baltic Sea on Sunday with more than 7,000 sailors, airmen and marines from 16 nations, including two aspiring to join the military alliance, Finland and Sweden. The annual BALTOPS naval exercise, initiated in 1…
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World Food Safety Day - 07 June.

World Food Safety Day - 07 June.
World Food Safety Day is an annual celebration to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks.  A concerted effort to make and keep food safe contributes to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access,…
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UN agrees to change Turkey’s official name to ‘Türkiye’.

UN agrees to change Turkey’s official name to ‘Türkiye’.
The United Nations has changed the Republic of Turkey’s country name at the organisation from “Turkey” to  “Türkiye”, following a request from Ankara for the change. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that a letter had been received on Wednesday from the Turkish foreign min…
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Rafael Nadal wins 2022 French Open, seals 22nd Grand Slam title.

Rafael Nadal wins 2022 French Open, seals 22nd Grand Slam title.
The 2022 French Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from 22 May to 5 June 2022, comprising singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Iga Świątek won the women’s singles event, capturi…
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US’ Frontier overtakes Japan’s Fugaku as world’s most powerful and efficient supercomputer.

US’ Frontier overtakes Japan’s Fugaku as world’s most powerful and efficient supercomputer.
The world’s first exascale supercomputer is not just the world’s most powerful by a margin – but it is also the most efficient. Frontier, developed by USA’s designated supercomputer facility, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, is the world’s first supercomputer to…
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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix.
Formula One world champion, Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix in a Red Bull to take over at the top from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who retired with an engine failure while leading at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Mexican Sergio Perez finished second, 13 seconds b…
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Travel & Tourism Development Index 2021.

Travel & Tourism Development Index 2021.
The TTDI benchmarks and measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable and resilient development of the T&T sector, which in turn contributes to the development of a country”. The TTDI is a direct evolution of the long-running Travel and Tourism C…
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Russian Language Day - 06 June

Russian Language Day - 06 June
Every year on June 6th, Russian Language Day celebrates the seventh most spoken language in the world. The day also honors Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian literature. There are over 150 million native speakers of Russian in th…
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World Pest Day - 06 June.

World Pest Day - 06 June.
Every June 6 is World Pest Day or sometimes called World Pest Awareness Day. The day was created to raise awareness of how pest management helps preserve the quality of life for you and your loved ones. It’s estimated 900-million insects types can be pests. They fall into fo…
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Indian singer KK dies after falling ill while performing.

Indian singer KK dies after falling ill while performing.
Star Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, has died of a suspected heart attack at age 53 after a concert on Tuesday 31, prompting a flood of tributes from fans including Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Kunnath felt unwell while performing at a c…
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World Environment Day or WED - 05 June.

World Environment Day or WED - 05 June.
June 5, every year is celebrated as World Environment Day or WED. The day is set aside to encourage awareness and action to protect the natural environment. It draws attention to environmental issues such as marine pollution, air pollution, deforestation, and wildlife crime…
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International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - 05 June.

International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - 05 June.
June 5 is a day to fight illegal fishing. It’s the International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, or IUU fishing. IUU fishing occurs in virtually all bodies of water. It causes problems for varieties of fish struggling to survive. Peopl…
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Russia’s Aeroflot suspends commercial flights to Sri Lanka.

Russia’s Aeroflot suspends commercial flights to Sri Lanka.
Russia’s flagship carrier announced that it is suspending commercial flights to Sri Lanka after the island nation’s authorities detained the airline’s Airbus A330 jet on June 02. In its statement, Aeroflot has said its passengers located in Colombo with return tickets for th…
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Sidhu Moose Wala: Murdered India singer hit by 24 bullets.

Sidhu Moose Wala: Murdered India singer hit by 24 bullets.
Murdered Indian singer Sidhu Moose Wala was hit by 24 bullets, health officials with access to his autopsy report have told BBC Punjabi. Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot by unidentified people while travelling on Sunday evening. He was 28. …
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Canada introduces law to freeze handgun sales and ban look-alike toys.

Canada introduces law to freeze handgun sales and ban look-alike toys.
Canada's government introduced legislation to implement a "national freeze" on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns. The new legislation, which resurre…
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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - 04 June.

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - 04 June.
Every year on June 4th, the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression acknowledges the pain that children around the world suffer. Many of these children are victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. It’s also a day that the UN affirms its duty to…
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Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization.

 Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization.
The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health agency. First elected in 2017, his re-election by secret ballot, was confirmed…
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World Bicycle Day - 03 June.

World Bicycle Day - 03 June.
On June 3, World Bicycle Day targets individuals as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle, especially for those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Organizers also target local governments to encourage them to improve road safety and integrate bicycling into transportation infra…
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Javier Olivan taking over as the Meta New Chief Operating Officer.

Javier Olivan taking over as the Meta New Chief Operating Officer.
Javier Olivan, the current chief growth officer at Meta Platforms, will take over as the company’s chief operating officer after Sheryl Sandberg stepped down from the post. Olivan has been with Meta, formerly known as Facebook, for several years, contributing to its explosi…
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Duminda Silva arrested by the CID.

Duminda Silva arrested by the CID.
Former MP Duminda Silva has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), in the wake of the Supreme Court suspending the presidential pardon granted to him. He has been arrested while receiving treatment at the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital. The Supreme Court…
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World's largest plant discovered right under our noses in Western Australia.

World's largest plant discovered right under our noses in Western Australia.
Researchers have revealed there's a plant about 4,500 years old and measuring 180 kilometres across living right under our noses in Western Australia. Genetic testing has revealed that what was once thought to be part of a giant seagrass meadow in the shallow waters of S…
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The symptoms of monkeypox and how to treat them.

The symptoms of monkeypox and how to treat them.
Cases of monkeypox continue to rise as a recent outbreak reaches countries in North America and Europe, where the disease is not commonly found. As of Wednesday 01 2022, 189 infections were confirmed and 94 are suspected in 19 non-endemic nations, according to Global Health. …
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Malinga appointed Sri Lanka's bowling strategy coach.

Malinga appointed Sri Lanka's bowling strategy coach.
Lasith Malinga, the former fast bowler and captain, has been appointed Sri Lanka's bowling strategy coach for the white-ball leg of the team's home series against Australia, which gets underway on June 7 in Colombo. Malinga, during the tour, will support Sri Lanka…
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Former Windies captain Daren Sammy conferred with prestigious Sitara-I-Pakistan award

Former Windies captain Daren Sammy conferred with prestigious Sitara-I-Pakistan award
Former West Indies captain, Daren Sammy has been conferred with the Sitara-i-Pakistan Award for Services to Pakistan during a ceremony. The 38-year-old all-rounder was being recognized for his role in helping bring international cricket back to Pakistan. It is the third-hig…
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The Global Day of Parents - 01 June.

The Global Day of Parents - 01 June.
The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day honors parents throughout the world. The day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towar…
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World Milk Day - 01 June.

World Milk Day - 01 June.
Real milk takes the spotlight on World Milk Day, always on June 1. The day is intended to bring attention to activities connecting the dairy sector. The annual observance is marked with events across the globe: milking demonstrations and farm visits; games and competitions; …
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