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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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Monday, September 23, 2019
On this day in ...
2002  Maestro W.D. Amaradewa was appointed Chancellor of the North Western University of Sri Lanka. Pandith Amaradeva is the first musician to be appointed a chancellor of a Sri Lankan university.
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No party can win the election without SLFP support - President
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says that no party can come to power without an alliance or a common front and no party can win the upcoming Presidential Elections without the support of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)....
Tense situation at Immigration and Emigration Department as strike inconveniences public
Sept 23, Colombo: A tense situation has arisen in the Department of Immigration and Emigration at Battaramulla as people applying for passports are inconvenienced due to trade union action launched today (23). ...
Members of 34 trade unions of state institutions on sick note campaign today
Sept 23, Colombo: Members of Sri Lanka State officers' trade union federation have launched a trade union action by reporting sick today (23) demanding a solution to anomalies in their salaries and allowances. ...
Police shoot at vehicle ignored orders to stop, suspect arrested
Sept 23, Colombo: The Katuwaana police have shot at a vehicle which ignored orders to stop and arrested one of the three men in the vehicle while two others have fled on foot. ...
PM explains events led to special cabinet meeting on abolishing executive Presidency
Sept 22, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing party activists at Temple Trees today (22) made a special statement to explain the process that led to the President Maithripala Sirisena's call for a special cabinet meeting on 19th September to discuss a proposal to abolish Executive Presidency. ...
Justice Minister calls for a probe into Solicitor General's statement
Sept 22, Colombo: Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Athukorala says that the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice has asked the Attorney General to conduct a thorough investigation into the statement made by former Director general of the Bribery Commission Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe. ...
Special discussion between UNP leaders on presidential election
Sept 22, Colombo: A special discussion took place between Leader of the Untied National Front, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Deputy Leader of the United National Party, Minister Sajith Premadasa, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Minister Ravi Karunanayake, state media reports. ...
ITF calls on Sri Lanka to release Ukrainian captain of MV Avant Garde
Sept 22, Colombo: Trade unionists from maritime unions affiliated with the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) have urged the Sri Lankan government to release the Ukrainian captain of the MV Avant Garde ship, Captain Gennadiy Gavrylov and expedite his safe return home. ...
Sri Lanka: From Frontier to Emerging
Sept 22, Colombo: Hiranya Samarasekera, VP Engineering - Head of Enterprise Architecture Group (EAG) at Sysco LABS, delivered the keynote speech at the 2nd International Conference on Business Research (ICBR) 2019. ...
AkzoNobel Sri Lanka-SOS Children's Villages partnership to strengthen youth employability with the Power of Paint
Sept 22, Colombo: AkzoNobel -the world industry leader in paints and coatings and producer of Dulux paints in Sri Lanka- has signed an agreement today with SOS Children's Villages of Sri Lanka, as part of its global Let's Colour initiative between the two organizations. ...
UNP Working Committee to meet on Tuesday to decide on presidential candidate
Sept 22, Colombo: The Working Committee of the United National Party is scheduled to meet on Tuesday to reach a decision on the candidate of the United National Front for the upcoming presidential election....
Election officials empowered to enforce law against election law violators
Sept 22, Colombo: The Election Commission will take stern action against anyone violating election laws in the run up to the Presidential Elections on November 16....
Sri Lanka President appoints a Commission to investigate into and take action on the Easter Sunday Bomb attacks
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a five-member Commission to inquire into Easter Sunday Bomb attacks on April 21and report or take necessary action....
Lahore Police reviews security plan for visiting Sri Lankan cricket team
Sept 22, Colombo: The Lahore Police Operations Wing is all set to provide foolproof security to the visiting Sri Lankan team as well as Pakistani cricket players for the forthcoming T-20 cricket series matches to be held in Lahore DIG Lahore Police has said. ...
Attorney General orders investigation into Solicitor general's telephone conversation with the Avant Garde Chairman
Sept 21, Colombo: The Attorney General has ordered an inquiry into Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, in connection with her controversial telephone conversation with a defendant of a major litigation, Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi, Attorney General's coordinating officer Nishara Jayaratne said....
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