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A Request for Help
This is a kind request for help from Karuna Trust for the continuation of excellent eye care service they provide to needy Sri Lankans. ...more
Learn to Play the Thammattama
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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ComBank in another first: adds QR code to Credit Card statements
Nov 29, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become the first bank in Sri Lanka to enable its Credit Card holders to conveniently and instantly settle their Credit Card outstanding by scanning a QR code appearing on their monthly Credit Card statements. ...
Prof. Vajira Dissanayake appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council
Nov 29, Colombo: Dean, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo Senior Professor. Vajira Dissanayake has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC)....
Four quarantined inmates attempted to escape form Bogambara Prison captured
Nov 29, Colombo: Prison officers have been able to capture four quarantined inmates who attempted to escape from the quarantine center at the Bogambara Prison in Kandy today (29) by firing into air....
Another 488 stranded Sri Lankans arrive in the island
Nov 29, Colombo: Another 488 Sri Lankans stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic have arrived in the island Sunday morning, the National Operations Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak said. ...
Several areas in Colombo to be released from isolation on Monday
Nov 29, Colombo: Head of the National Operations Center for the Prevention of the Spread of Covid-19, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has informed the removal, continuation and activations of the isolation status in currently isolated areas from Monday, November 30. ...
Former President’s personal security officer makes contradictory statements to the Presidential Commission on Easter attacks
Nov 29, Colombo: The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks observed many discrepancies in the evidence provided by former President Maithripala Sirisena’s personal security guard Priyantha Pushpakumara when he testified before the Commission Friday (27)....
Pakistani prisoner dies at Sri Lanka prison hospital
Nov 28, Colombo: A Pakistani prisoner who was detained at the Mahara Prison has died today (28) after being admitted to the Ragama Hospital due to a kidney ailment, prison sources said....
India’s National Security Adviser Ajith Doval meets the President
Nov 28, Colombo: India’s National Security Adviser Ajith Doval, who is in Sri Lanka to attend the 4th National Security Adviser Tripartite Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka, called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Saturday evening (28). ...
Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka Saturday
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka reported two more deaths Saturday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 109, according to health authorities. ...
Coronavirus update: 487 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 22,988
Nov 28, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 487 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. ...
Maldives Defense Minister meets Sri Lankan Prime Minister
Nov 28, Colombo: Maldivian Minister of Defense Mariya Ahmed Didi and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa met Friday and held a detailed discussion on deepening bilateral partnership between both nations and regional security issues. ...
Sri Lanka resumes sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia
Nov 28, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) says it has resumed sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia for employment. ...
Sri Lanka, India and Maldives agree to further strengthen maritime security cooperation to ensure peace in the region
Nov 28, Colombo: During a high-level trilateral dialogue on Saturday India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives took stock of the current maritime security environment in the region and agreed to further strengthen cooperation and ensure peace and security for common benefit....
Value Group Plantations explores exporting Ceylon Tea to Afghanistan
Nov 28, Colombo: Value Group Plantations has discussed their interest in exporting Ceylon Tea to meet Afghanistan’s demand as a major tea-drinking nation, with the Afghan Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari. ...
Afghan and Sri Lankan Foreign Ministers mark 62 Years of growing bilateral relations
Nov 28, Colombo: Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar and his Sri Lankan counterpart Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena have recently exchanged warm congratulatory messages on the 62nd Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, the Afghanistan Embassy in Colombo said. ...
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