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A Sri Lankan contender clinched the coveted Mrs. World title after a lapse of 35 years.Mrs. Sri Lanka, Caroline Jurie, was crowned Mrs. World 2020 at the glittering pageant’s finals held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Friday.She competed with aspirants from 51 countries across the world.Jurie became the second Sri Lankan to win the honor after former Mrs. World Rosy Senanayake won the title in 1984. Jurie was selected the winner ahead of first Runner Up Ireland and second Runner Up US Virgin Islands.

SL says judgment against Brig. Priyanka Fernando a ‘politically motivated action’

Firm in its stand that he was entitled to diplomatic immunity


Describing the Westminster Magistrate Court’s judgment against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando as a "politically motivated action", the Sri Lankan government said yesterday that its position that the military officer, as a diplomat, was entitled to diplomatic immunity, remained unchanged.

The Government of Sri Lanka continues to maintain that Brigadier Fernando, as a diplomat attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, was entitled to diplomatic immunity as per Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, the Foreign Ministry said.




Maithri to contest parliamentary polls from Polonnaruwa district


Former President Maithripala Sirisena will be contesting the forthcoming parliamentary election from the Polonnaruwa district, Minister of Technology and Innovation and SLFP Vice President, Thilanga Sumathipala, said.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Presidency


For all intent and purposes, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s (GR) recently concluded state visit to India, his first as Head of State is considered a success. A one on one meeting scheduled for 15 minutes had lasted one hour.

Merrill Fernando awarded hony. Doctorate in New Zealand


Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando has been capped as a Doctor of Science by Massey University in New Zealand. He was nominated for the honorary doctorate by the Pro Vice Chancellor College of Sciences, Professor Ray Geor, together wit...

Track and field athletes make NOC eat humble pie with 15 golds


Track and field athletes made the National Olympic Committee ‘eat humble pie’ as Dilshi Kumarasinghe, Indunil Herath, Hiruni Wijeratne, Dilhani Lekamge and men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams won golds on Saturday to concluded...

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