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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Saturday, May 25, 2019
On this day in ...
1950  At the inaugural conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists held in Ceylon, its founding President Professor G.P. Malalasekera proposed that the Buddhist six colour flag be adopted as the flag of Buddhists throughout the world. This motion was unanimously passed.
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1958  Sinhala-Tamil riots started in the Polonnaruwa district and later spread to the rest of the island.
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1996  The official Sri Lanka time was advanced by one hour to GMT + 6:30.
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1997  Arulanantham Suresh Joachim broke the Guinness record for the longest duration of balancing on one foot at the Vihara Maha Devi Park Open Air Stadium.
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Sri Lankan President to attend Indian Premier's swearing-in ceremony
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will attend Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held in New Delhi on May 30, according to an official at the President’s office, The Hindu reported....
Chinese envoy assures to promptly promote tourism exchanges with Sri Lanka
May 25, Colombo: China attaches importance to Sri Lanka's concerns on its tourism industry hit by the April 21 attacks and will promptly promote Chinese tourist arrivals to the island and tourism exchanges, the Chinese envoy to Colombo said....
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two transporting 245 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Northern seas
May 25, Colombo: A team of Sri Lankan Navy personnel during a special search conducted in the Northern seas have arrested two individuals and seized 245 kilograms of Kerala cannabis (Kerala Ganja) on Saturday. ...
HRCSL requests business chambers not to deny women access to essential services due to their attire
May 25, Colombo: The Human Rights commission of Sri Lanka said it has received several complaints from women that they were prevented from entering public premises and public buildings in the last two weeks and expressed concern over the treatment denying essential services for these women. ...
Five police superintendents transferred
May 25, Colombo: Five Police Superintendents have been transferred effective immediately on service requirements with the approval of the National Police Commission. ...
Sri Lankan suspect linked to Easter bombing no longer in Myanmar- President's Office
May 25, Colombo: The Myanmar President's Office has said the actual suspect of Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people in Sri Lanka is no longer in Myanmar. ...
Fitch Upgrades Union & Cargills Banks; Affirms 5 Small & Mid-Sized Sri Lanka Banks
May 25, Colombo: Fitch Ratings Lanka has upgraded the National Long-Term Ratings of Union Bank of Colombo PLC (UB) to 'BBB-(lka)' from 'BB+(lka)' and of Cargills Bank Ltd (CBL) to 'A-(lka)' from 'BB(lka)'. The Outlooks are Stable. ...
Attorney General files charges against senior DIGs in Thajudeen case and Jaffna school girl case
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's newly appointed Attorney General has moved court against senior police officers implicated in two major cases....
Education Minister instructs school authorities not to harass students and parents in the pretext of security
May 24, Colombo: Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed the Education Authorities not to hinder the children and parents claiming it is being done for school security....
41 bank accounts with Rs. 134 million belonged to Easter attack suspects frozen
May 24, Colombo: Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that 41 banks accounts belonging to the suspects who had links with the National Thowheed Jama'ath terrorist organization, were frozen. ...
Singapore court dismisses $ 5mn Avant Garde Maritime Services arbitration claim against Rakna Arakshaka Lanka
May 24, Colombo: The Singapore Court of Appeal has dismissed an arbitration claim made by Avant Garde Maritime Services Private Limited against Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited for a sum of US$ 5 Million. ...
Emergency extended for another month in Sri Lanka
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament passed the motion to extend the Emergency Regulations imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks by another month. ...
Suspect arrested for placing bombs near a school in Baduraliya
May 24, Colombo: The Police this evening (24) have arrested a person suspected of placing a parcel of hand grenades near a school in Baduraliya....
President Instructs to strengthen programs launched for environmental conservation
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to take forward all the programs implemented to protect the environment in a strong and efficient manner while declaring an Environment Week in parallel to the World Environment Day which falls on June 05. ...
Sri Lanka Prime Minister assures security, requests countries to remove travel restrictions
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today assured foreign envoys accredited to the nation that security has been strengthened in the country and urged to remove travel restrictions imposed after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people including 47 foreign nationals. ...
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