A claim went viral on social media that “Aphelion Phenomenon” will cause severe cold environment starting from 10th July 2022 till August 2022 with serious health concerns like fever, cough, shortness of breath etc. as the distance between sun and earth will increase by 66% (90,000,000 km to 152,000,000 km). (Widespread of claim on Facebook) […]

The Tata memorial hospital is situated in Parel, Mumbai, in India. It is a specialist cancer treatment and research center, closely associated with the Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer. A post went viral on social media in Sri Lanka claiming that cancer can be cured by hot coconut water, research by […]

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 15th July 2022 sent his resignation letter by email from Singapore, the Parliamentary Speaker’s office said, deferring an official announcement to Friday in order to verify the “authenticity and legality” of the document. A resignation letter claiming to be President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s official resignation letter was widely shared on […]

A social media-based news page shared a picture of the list of ministers with offshore assets of 200 billion USD leaked in Panora Papers. The shared picture shows Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Lands and Irrigation, on 12th position on the list and opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Samurdhi, […]

A picture was found circulating on social media showing TIME Magazine cover page displaying President Gotabya Rajpaksa as “The World’s Worst President”. He was labelled a war criminal, a racist, a fraud and a thief. At the time data was retrieved the tweet had 63 Retweets and 334 likes. Debunked Source https://www.twitter.com/SharminiDNS/status/1513497725819531268 Fact Check In […]

Introduction Sri Lankan local news agency JVP news published an article on 2nd April, 2022 claiming Indian Military Aircrafts arrived in Columbo, Sri Lanka amid ongoing protest. After the article was published, the news of Indian military aircraft went viral on social media in Sri Lanka. The article says that, “Three planes with soldiers from […]

Introduction Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa claimed that he hasn’t taken any Foreign Loan during his two years tenure (2020-2021). In fact, Sri Lanka gets foreign loans both through the distributions of recently concurred loans, as well as through new loans settled after some random period. In his proclamation, the state of Sri Lanka got […]