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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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Sunday, July 21, 2019
On this day in ...
1960  Mrs. Sirima Bandaranaike became the world's first woman head of state by assuming duties as prime minister of Ceylon.
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1983  13 soldiers were killed in a mine attack by the LTTE in the northern Jaffna peninsula triggering anti-Tamil riots in the rest of the country.
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2010  Muththiah Muralidaran achieved a record 800 wickets in Test Cricket on the day he retired from Tests. Murali's 800th victim was the last possible wicket to fall in the Indian innings. Sri Lanka went on to win the game comfortably.
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SLMC decides not to accept ministerial posts until issues are resolved
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, an ally of the government has decided not to accept ministerial portfolios until the proper solutions for the issues of the Muslims are resolved, Parliamentarian Rauf Hakeem says. ...
PM says new legislation will be introduced to prevent terrorism
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recalling that three months have passed after the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on April 21 said new laws will be introduced to prevent terrorism. ...
Ava member killed in clash with police
July 21, Colombo: A man has been killed in a clash between police and suspected 'Ava' gang members in Manipai Inuvil area, in Jaffna last night, police said. ...
UNF to present a new alliance to contest presidential polls on August 5
July 21, Colombo: A new broad political alliance, headed by United National Party (UNP) leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, will be formally announced to the public on August 5 in preparation for the upcoming presidential election....
Postal workers to take trade union action from midnight today
July 21, Colombo: All postal workers of the island will report sick leave from midnight today and have decided to engage in a 24 hour trade union action again. ...
Visiting UN Special Rapporteur appreciates Sri Lanka's quick recovery from Easter Sunday attacks
July 21, Colombo: A visiting top UN official has appreciated the fact that Sri Lanka was able to recover and ensure the rule of law in the aftermath of the April 21 tragedy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said....
EFL becomes first Sri Lankan company to acquire membership in Green Freight Asia
July 21, Colombo: Recommitting itself to effective climate action in accordance with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), leading integrated global logistics solutions provider, Expolanka Freight Ltd (EFL) announced its inclusion into the membership in Green Freight Asia (GFA). ...
Sri Lanka PM rejects claims by Bar Association on SOFA agreement with US
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had rejected claims made by members of the Bar Association (BASL) that the SOFA agreement, MCC and Land Bill were all interconnected....
Police arrest man transporting 203 kg of Kerala Cannabis
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a man transporting 203 kilograms of Kerala Cannabis (Ganja) in a lorry in the Adiyapuliyankulama area on the Mannar- Medawachchiya road. ...
Sri Lankan fishermen distressed in international waters due to bad weather allowed to reach Maldives
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan fishermen subjected to inclement weather while fishing in international waters have been allowed to reach Maldives....
President to promote 31,500 Police officers who were denied promotions for a long time
July 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has taken steps to introduce a regularized procedure for appointments and promotions of Police officers at executive grade. ...
Vessel runs aground during stormy weather, Navy rescue 9 crew members
July 20, Colombo: Si Lanka Navy, on Thursday managed to rescue 09 crew members onboard the vessel 'Sri Lanka Glory' which was in distress off Rumassala coast in Galle. ...
BOI to take stern action against company imported post-consumer goods for re-export
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BOI) said it will take stern action against Hayleys Free Zone Limited for failing to re-export the goods as committed in its agreement with the BOI....
Sri Lanka fishermen and navy personnel warned of rough seas and adverse weather
July 19, Colombo: The Meteorology Department of Sri Lanka requested the fishermen and the naval personnel to refrain from their activities in the seas off the country's southern and eastern coasts....
New location for Colombo Court complex
July 19, Colombo: Six acre plot of land has been allocated for the construction of a new court complex due to the inadequate space in the dilapidated buildings in the Colombo Hulftsdorf courts complex. ...
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