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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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State Vesak Festival in Jaffna this year
Feb 26, Colombo: The Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs and the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has given instructions to hold this year’s State Vesak Festival centering the Northern and Eastern Provinces at the Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya....
Prime Minister Imran thanks the Sri Lankan government for allowing burials of COVID-19 victims
Feb 26, Colombo: The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan took it to Twitter to thank the Sri Lankan leadership for allowing the burial of COVD-19 victims. ...
Ranil must go to Parliament, UNP seniors say
Feb 26, Colombo: A group of senior members of the United National Party (UNP) Thursday called on former Prime Minister and party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to go to parliament immediately to reveal the truth about the previous government’s cabinet papers, agreements and commission reports. ...
Finance Secretary says tax relief promised in the budget for businessmen and investors soon
Feb 26, Colombo: All tax ordinances are being amended to expedite the provision of tax relief promised by the Government including the President to businessmen and investors in the 2021 Budget, the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance SR Attygalle has said. ...
A single prison cell for MP Ranjan Ramanayke
Feb 26, Colombo: The Prisons Department has taken steps to keep parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake, who was convicted of contempt of court and given a four-year prison sentence, in a single cell at the Angunakolapelessa Prison. ...
CNN features Sri Lanka Tourism’s ‘bio-bubble’ welcoming visitors
Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kirmali Fernando was interviewed by Julia Chatterley on First Move for CNN where she detailed the safety protocols for tourism which was successfully resumed in the country since 21st January 2021. ...
Sri Lanka permits burial of COVID-19 victims
Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka today granted permission to bury the bodies of the people who have died of COVID-19 infection. ...
Coronavirus update: 466 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 81,933
Feb 25, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 466 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday. ...
Sri Lanka reports two COVID-19 deaths Thursday, toll rises to 459
Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed two deaths on Thursday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 459, according to health authorities. ...
SLFP decides to reject PCoI report on Easter Sunday attacks
Feb 25, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), a constituent party of the government today decided to reject the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks. ...
Gazette notification permitting burial of COVID victims is to be issued today
Feb 25, Colombo: A gazette notification is to be issued today giving permission for the burial of the bodies of those who died due to COVID-19 infection. ...
Sri Lanka ‘categorically’ rejects UN High Commissioner’s report, calls upon members to reject any resolution
Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka ‘categorically’ rejected the report presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the 46th session in Geneva yesterday and called on the members of the Council to reject any resolution based on the report....
UK shares concerns on Sri Lanka’s reversal of progress in human rights issues
Feb 25, Colombo: The United Kingdom welcoming the UN High Commissioner’s detailed and most comprehensive report on Sri Lanka shared its concerns regarding the reversal of progress on issues of accountability, and also the current human rights situation, and the risk and recurrence of past violations....
Sri Lanka committed to introduce new technologies to increase market share in the global economy
Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that the government is committed to introducing new technologies in every sector to enable the country to increase its market share in the global economy. ...
PCoI report on Easter Sunday attacks handed over to Attorney General
Feb 25, Colombo: The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks that was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been handed over to Attorney General Dappula De Livera....
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