(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Finance and Mass Media Ministry has taken steps to increase the Asi Disi Media Scholarship payment to Rs.200,000 from this year. Earlier the ministry provided the scholarship with a maximum limit of Rs.100,000 to journalists following media-related study programmes at recognised institutions."Journalists’ scholarship upped to Rs. 200,000"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Shane Watson struck an unbeaten 117 off 57 balls as Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League final, the BBC Sport reported."Shane Watson century helps Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon who later chronicled the experience as an artist, died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86."4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Alan Bean, Dies at Age 86"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –HER style may have already adopted a more “regal” and polished edge (goodbye bare legs and messy buns) but the “Meghan effect” shows no sign of slowing down with the new Duchess of Sussex’s sartorial choices continuing to crash websites and inspire copycat looks."Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join royals at garden party in first appearance as married couple"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maihripala Sirisena says that it has been revealed about the unfair treatment to students by some teachers. These are evident in the facts revealed in the letters and phone calls received by him and during certain discussions held. They also highlight details about the quality and excellence of the interconnection between the teacher and student as well the unfair treatment to students by some teachers."Be vigilant about unfair treatment of students by some teachers, says President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) urged people living in Kalutara, Madurawala, Dodangoda, Horana, Palindanuwara, Bulathsinhala, Ingiriya, Millaniya, Kirialla, Kuruvita, Alapatha, Ratnapura DS Divisions to evacuate to safe locations as the water level of Kalu River is on the rise."Evacuation alert issued as River water level rises"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –China is willing to help support Sri Lanka’s economic development because of shared historical ties and suffering under foreign imperialism with the island an important partner in the Belt and Road Initiative which combines the aspirations of both countries, Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan said on Wednesday (23)."“Sri Lanka, key partner with China in Belt and Road Initiative” – Chinese Envoy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Law and Order Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara has instructed the police to take all necessary measures to safeguard the properties and belongings of those who are displaced due to the bad weather conditions in the country, the Government Information Department said."Adverse Weather: Strict action against looting"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The French Open’s decision against giving former world number one tennis star Serena Williams a seeding has sparked anger around the world."Serena Williams French Open seed decision triggers calls for change within the sport"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Officials of the United States and Sri Lanka have held discussions on the island nation’s natural disaster preparedness as the south-western monsoon season has already brought floods and landslides in several parts of the country."US assistance for Sri Lanka’s disaster preparedness ahead of the monsoon season"