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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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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
On this day in ...
2018  Popular Sri Lankan singer A.E. Manoharan passed away in Chennai, India. Manoharan is credited with working across ethnic boundaries by popularizing Tamil, Sinhala, and English songs among his diverse audience.
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Privileges given to former Opposition Leader will not be reduced - Leader of the House
Jan 22, Colombo: Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today (22) stated that the privileges granted to former Opposition Leader and Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan will not be reduced. ...
Saman Ratnapriya to be appointed to vacant MP post
Jan 22, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) general secretary parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has told media that a trade unionist and civil society representative Saman Rathnapriya will be nominated to fill the vacant UNP national list MP post....
Sri Lanka to explore a non-toxic, sustainable method of eradicating mosquito larvae
Jan 22, Colombo: Prof. Donat-Peter Hader Häder, a German expert on a non-toxic and sustainable method of eradicating dengue mosquito larvae using chlorophyll derivatives, recently met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Women and Child Affairs and Social Security Pavithra Wanniarachchi at the Ministry of Health. ...
Sri Lanka takes measures to prevent entry of Coronavirus through visitors
Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka has taken preemptive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the island through infected visitors and decided to install elevated body temperature screening machines at country’s international airports. ...
Expert in tea industry appointed as Sri Lanka Telecom chairman
Jan 22, Colombo: Rohan Fernando, an expert in tea industry has been appointed as the new Chairman to lead Sri Lanka’s national telecommunication service provider, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). ...
Female medical student of Jaffna University stabbed to death
Jan 22, Colombo: A female student of the Jaffna University Medical Faculty was assaulted and stabbed to death in the Pannai lagoon area in Jaffna this afternoon (22). ...
Norwegian Ambassador to open Sri Lanka’s first floating solar plant in Kilinochchi
Jan 22, Colombo: The Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Trine Jøranli Eskedal, will open Sri Lanka’s first floating solar plant in Kilinochchi on Friday....
MP Jayampathi Wickramaratne resigns from his post
Jan 22, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) national list parliamentarian Dr. Jayampathi Wickramaratne has resigned from his post as a member of parliament, the parliament announced. ...
Sri Lanka seeks more interaction with Iran, envoy says
Jan 22, Colombo: Iran’s new ambassador to Sri Lanka, Hashem Ashjam Zadehsaid on Wednesday that the South Asian country seeks increased interaction with Iran in different fields....
Sri Lanka Navy, police arrest three suspects transporting 176 kg of Kerala Cannabis
Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, with the assistance of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau of Police, has arrested three suspects who were transporting about 176kg of Kerala cannabis in a bus in Palaviya area, Puttalam on Wednesday (22nd January)....
Fitch revises outlook on 5 Banks, 1 NBFI in Sri Lanka to Negative; downgrades PLC; affirms HNB
Jan 22, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook to Negative from Stable on the Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) and National Long-Term Ratings of the following Sri Lanka-based banks and has affirmed their ratings: ...
Sri Lanka President calls out Armed Forces to maintain public order
Jan 22, Colombo: A special gazette notification has been issued assigning Sri Lanka’s armed forces the task of maintaining public order in all 25 districts of the country. ...
Approval granted for amendments to Inland Revenue Act including tax reliefs under the revival of the economy
Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry said the proposal made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic and Policy Development, to fulfill the promise made by the Government to re-create a simple, transparent and efficient tax system, received the approval of the Cabinet of ministers. ...
Sri Lanka immigration officials arrest five Uzbek women without valid visa
Jan 22, Colombo: Officials of Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration have arrested five Uzbekistan women illegally staying in the country without valid visas. ...
Education Ministry report called on Grade 7 textbook “Hathe Ape Potha” on Sexual Education
Jan 22, Colombo: The Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development and the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Women and Gender have recommended the Ministry of Education to submit a full report on Grade 7 textbook “Hathe Ape Potha” which is the subject of much discussion. ...
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