(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The White House says President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is set for 9 a.m. on June 12 in Singapore, which is 9 p.m. on June 11 on the U.S. East Coast."President Trump, Kim Jong Un set to meet morning of June 12 in Singapore"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The world’s largest freshwater pearl, the so-called Sleeping Lion, has sold at auction for €320,000 ($374,000)."Sleeping Lion pearl sold at auction in The Hague for $374,000"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has taken measures to bring back 12 Sri Lankan migrant workers stranded in Somaliland."Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry, IOM repatriate 12 Sri Lankans migrant workers stranded in Somaliland"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Rome, Italy: Global tea consumption and production are projected to keep rising over the next decade, driven by robust demand in developing and emerging countries. This will create new rural income opportunities and improve food security in tea-producing countries, according to a new report issued by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization today."Global tea consumption and production driven by robust demand helps Sri Lanka also"
(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) –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"