Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. It far surpassed Picasso’s “Women of Algiers,” which fetched $179.4 million at Christie’s in May 2015. The buyer was not immediately disclosed.

"Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs"

Sri Lanka considers investment in peace as sound economic policy – Dr. Harsha De Silva at Geneva summit

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Addressing the Third Cycle of Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka held in Geneva, National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minster Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday (15th Nov.) said: “For the very first time in our history, a section of the National Budget for 2018 is expressly dedicated to reconciliation.

"Sri Lanka considers investment in peace as sound economic policy – Dr. Harsha De Silva at Geneva summit"