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, January 21, 2017
On this day in ...
1947  The first Sinhala movie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released.
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1984  In one of the earliest bombings by the Tamil separatists, a time bomb set off by a couple posing as honeymooners killed one at the luxury hotel Oberoi in Colombo.
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International Commission of Jurists calls on Sri Lanka to implement recommendations of Consultation Task Force
Jan 21, Colombo: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), an international non-governmental human rights organization has called on the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendations made by the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms. ...
President pledges to increase funding for research and development
Jan 21, Talawakelle: President Maithripala Sirisena today said his government will allocate more funds for research and development in all areas including agriculture. ...
Motor vehicle enthusiasts to gather at Ceylon Motor Show 2017 - a showcase of the best of modern cars and classic vehicles in Sri Lanka
Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan motor vehicle enthusiasts are in for a treat with the upcoming launch of the "Ceylon Motor Show 2017" sponsored by Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus, the island's largest platform for cutting edge and classic motor vehicles....
Sailors of USS Hopper restores the resting place of first US envoy to Sri Lanka in Galle
Jan 21, Galle: The sailors of the US Navy ship USS Hopper, which is docked at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port, today cleared and restored the All Saints cemetery in Galle, where the final resting place of the first US Consul to Sri Lanka lies. ...
Heavy rainfall expected in Sri Lanka as over one million people affected by severe drought
Jan 21, Colombo: The Meteorology Department of Sri Lanka said today heavy rains could be expected at different parts of the country during next few days as authorities warned that the number of people affected by the severe drought could rise if the rains do not arrive soon. ...
President sets price ceiling for imported rice, instructs to expedite drought relief
Jan 21, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has set a price ceiling on imported rice at Rs. 76 per kilogram emphasizing that private traders and rice mill owners cannot be permitted to increase prices as they want and burden the people already distressed by the drought. ...
Police to check all vehicles for covering driver side windows
Jan 21, Colombo: Local police stations island wide will be checking all vehicles for covering the driver side mirror with curtains on the window or using dark tinted glasses, the Police Headquarters has informed. ...
President to take action against removal of head of Lanka Coal Company
Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to take action against the removal of Chairman of the Lanka Coal Company (Private) Limited, Maithri Gunaratne and the Director Board of the Company by the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, according to a local media report. ...
Three bidders for Sri Lanka national carrier shortlisted
Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka has received nine bids from international airlines in response to the call for bids to privatize its loss-making national SriLankan Airlines and out of those three bidders are shortlisted State Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim said....
IMF commends Sri Lanka's strategy to create financial discipline
>Jan 20, Davos: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the new strategy of Sri Lankan government to create financial discipline and lead the country in a correct path to economic development. ...
President requests industries to reduce power usage in advertising and decorations at night
Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has requested all the private institutions to join reducing usage of power by switching off lights that are used for the advertising and decoration purposes of their respective institutions....
'Wilpattu forest cleared by State Timber Corp, not by Muslim IDPs' - environmentalist
Jan 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan environmentalist has claimed that the forests in the Wilpattu National Reserve were cleared by the State Timber Corporation and not by the displaced Muslims as alleged. ...
4th Ministerial consultation of Abu Dhabi Dialogue in Colombo on 23 -24 January
Jan 20, Colombo: The 4th Ministerial consultation of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) will be held in Colombo next week with the participation of ministers responsible for Foreign Employment of the ADD countries. ...
Sri Lankan Prime Minister holds discussions with world leaders on expanding bilateral ties, trade and investment
Jan 20, Davos: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland held discussions with several heads of states and business giants on expanding bilateral ties and boosting trade and investment....
UNHRC Chief satisfied with Sri Lanka's progress on improving Human Rights
Jan 20, Davos: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has expressed his satisfaction towards the positive steps taken by Sri Lanka to improve the country's human rights conditions....
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