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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Friday, February 24, 2017
On this day in ...
1985  S.Gnanachandran, Government Agent, Mullaitivu, was assasinated by Tamil militants.
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Wimal Weerawansa's NFF withdraws from UPFA, will function as independent group in parliament
Feb 24, Colombo: The National Freedom Front (NFF) led by parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has formally informed the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) of its withdrawal from the alliance. ...
Religious way of life is essential to build a better society - President
Feb 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says the religions provide great relief to the people in today's competitive world and the religious way of life is as an essential ingredient for building a better society. ...
CPJ calls on Sri Lankan authorities to fully investigate murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge
Feb 24, Colombo: The New York-based international press freedom organization, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday called on Sri Lankan authorities to fully investigate the 2009 murder of the editor-in-chief of the Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and bring his killers to justice. ...
Food security and livelihoods assistance priority during Sri Lanka's drought
Feb 23, Colombo: The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), an academic and research Institution based in Switzerland says Food security and livelihoods assistance priority is a priority during Sri Lanka's prevailing drought due to prolonged crop damage and agricultural loss as agriculture is an important source of both food and income. ...
ONUR denies former Sri Lankan president accused army of sexually exploiting Tamil women
Feb 23, Colombo: The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) today responding to the Army Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne categorically denied that former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga accused the army of sexually exploiting Tamil war widows. ...
Chinese Communist Party pledges support to make Sri Lanka the economic hub of the Indian Ocean
Feb 23, Colombo: A high ranking official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) today pledged China's full support to Sri Lanka’s efforts to make the island nation a hub of the Indian Ocean....
Chinese Communist Party to enhance relationship with Sri Lanka Freedom party
Feb 23, Colombo: A delegation of Chinese Communist Party visiting Sri Lanka today has assured that China will stand with Sri Lanka as a true friend in the future too. ...
Sri Lanka Red Cross trains the youth to be better leaders of society
Feb 23, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s (SLRCS) launched its latest novelty project aimed at empowering the country’s youth today under the direction of the Director General of SLRCS Neville Nanayakkara. ...
Indonesian President invites Sri Lankan President for a state visit to Indonesia
Feb 23, Colombo: The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after latter's scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta....
U.S. Zydeco Band "Mo' Mojo" visits Sri Lanka to strengthen cultural connections
Feb 23, Colombo: Mo' Mojo, an American zydeco band, concluded its five-day tour of Sri Lanka on February 16 with a high-energy, free, public concert for an appreciative crowd in Colombo. ...
ICTA spells out processes adopted to date for piloting Google Loon in Sri Lanka
Feb 23, Colombo: (Press Release) In keeping with the vision of the Government for developing the digital infrastructure in the country and ensuring that every citizen has access to the Internet, the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka under the direction of the Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure has taken steps to facilitate and enable universal connectivity for the purpose of bringing about digitization to every person in the country....
Sri Lankan national held for illegally entering India
Feb 23, Colombo: A 42-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil was arrested today at Mandapam refugee camp, on charges of unlawful entry into India, police said. ...
Sri Lanka Tamil party to support the government despite lack of progress in resolving Tamil people's issues
Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance in Parliament yesterday extended its fullest support to the government in the process of formulating a new constitution while expressing party's dissatisfaction in the government's lack of progress in resolving the Tamil people's issues....
Japan to provide five waste collection trucks to Galle MC for 'Clean and Green Galle'
Feb 23, Colombo: The Ambassador of Japan Kenichi Suganuma and the Municipal Commissioner of Galle Municipal Council Ranil Wickramasekara signed a grant contract worth US$ 103,487 (approx. 15 million Sri Lankan Rupees), on 20th February 2017 at the Embassy of Japan in Colombo, aimed to upgrade solid waste management process of Galle by providing five Japanese waste collection trucks (compacters)....
Japan grants Sri Lanka Rs. 327 million to strengthen public security and prevent terrorism
Feb 23, Colombo: The Government of Japan provides grant aid to Sri Lanka under various aid schemes annually to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. ...
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