Has the Queen of Britain conferred a knighthood to Ranil Wickremesinghe?

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A post is circulating on Facebook reading, “Ranil Wickremesinghe was knighted by the Queen – It is a proposal from the Crown Princess Meghan of the United Kingdom. From now on, he will be known as Sir Ranil Wickremesinghe….”

More posts circulating about this Knighthood of Ranil Wickremesinghe. (https://cutt.ly/hmDenfB)

Fact-checking of this news revealed that the image on this post is a photograph taken during the 22nd Annual Crystal Awards at the opening of the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 19, 2016. In this photograph, Queen Mathilde of Belgium appears with Ranil Wickremesinghe during a friendly conversation.

Original image: https://cutt.ly/7mDrZAG

Moreover, the name of Ranil Wickremesinghe was not included in the Knight list as well.

Accordingly, it is clear that the news that the Queen of Britain is offering a knighthood to Ranil Wickremesinghe on the suggestion of the Crown Princess Meghan of Britain is completely false.


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