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2nd edition: a lesson book for beginning South Asian Drumming! Basic Patterns progressing to Solos and Duets. This is a practical lesson book for the uninitiated into Sri Lankan music who wants to learn to play but cannot currently find a teacher ...more
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
On this day in ...
2001  Eminent Sri Lankan musician Pandith W.D. Amaradeva was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay prize at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Magsaysay prize is also known as the Nobel prize of the east.
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World Bank commends Sri Lanka for meeting developmental goals, promises to increase aid
Aug 31, Colombo: The World Bank has commended Sri Lanka for rapidly achieving its development goals which were set at the time loans were granted to it and has promised to increase its aid to the island nation. ...
Sri Lanka PM to leave for Singapore to attend Indian Ocean Conference 2016
Aug 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Singapore today to participate in the Indian Ocean Conference 2016....
Sri Lankan government to ease restrictions on foreigners acquiring land for investments
Aug 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is taking measures to ease the restrictions imposed on foreigners to acquire land in the island for investment projects. ...
Tire market in Sri Lanka expected to reach US$ 488 million in 2016
Aug 31, Dublin: The tire market in Sri Lanka is expected to reach US$ 488 million in 2016, on account of consistent increase in sales of two wheelers and three wheelers, rising private sector investments in the country's construction, agriculture and industrial sectors, and expanding fleet of commercial vehicles, a recently released market research report says. ...
Two suspects hacked into Sri Lankan President's website produced in court
Aug 30, Colombo: The two suspects including a 17-year old student who allegedly hacked into Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's official website and defaced it were produced in the court today. ...
Sri Lanka signs MOU with UN-Habitat to strengthen cooperation
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Housing and Construction and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat) Tuesday signed an Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the cooperation between the government and the UN agency. ...
Evidence to implicate military intelligence officers in disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General told the Supreme Court today that there is sufficient evidence to implicate the involvement of the Army Intelligence officers in the disappearance of journalist Ekneligoda, who disappeared six years ago. ...
Former Sri Lankan president to attend ICAPP conference in Malaysia
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former president and Kurunegala district parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa will be leading a delegation of the Joint Opposition to the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) meeting to be held in Malaysia from Sept. 1-4, 2016. ...
Sri Lanka Ports Authority to probe the fire at the Colombo Port
Aug 30, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Ports Authority on Tuesday said that it had launched a separate investigation into a fire that broke out at a private construction site in the Colombo port on Monday....
LTTE leaders paid defense officials of former government and escaped- Sri Lanka FM
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera in a startling revelation said that the leaders of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) paid money to a defense official of the previous government to obtain safe passage out of the country. ...
India provides Sri Lankan students opportunities to Indian Institutes of Technology
Aug 30, Colombo: The Government of India has decided to provide opportunities for admission of meritorious Sri Lankan students to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India, from the 2017-18 academic sessions onwards. ...
President appoints new SLFP organizers for Ududumbara and Yatinuwara electorates
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed two new organizers for Ududumbara and Yatinuwara electorates....
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, expects mid-single digit inflation
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review for August 2016 Tuesday said it has decided to maintain current policy interest rates. ...
Sri Lanka aims to double the freshwater prawn production with new hatchery
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday opened a new freshwater prawn hatchery at Kahandamodara, in the south. ...
Decision on Sri Lanka bunkering project depends on China talks - Port Minister
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga says a decision over who will operate the bunkering facility at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port will be dependent on the outcome of talks with China, according to a report in Ship & Bunker. ...
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