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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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Thursday, October 21, 2021
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2007  Using over 20 suicide bombers, the LTTE raided the Anuradhapura airbase and destroyed several sophisticated airforce aircrafts.
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Colombo Dockyard dispatches two newly built vessels to Iraq
Oct 21, Colombo: The leader of Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) has successfully built two vessels for General Company for Port of Iraq (GCPI)....
3,800 schools with less than 200 students open today for primary grades
Oct 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has decided to reopen schools that had been closed for a long time due to the Covid epidemic in four phases, subject to health recommendations. ...
India to fully support the development of Sri Lanka’s tourism and aviation sector
Oct 21, Colombo: India will fully support the development of Sri Lanka’s tourism and aviation sector, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay has affirmed during a discussion between the envoy and the Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa and Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga Wednesday. ...
Provincial Council elections will have to be held according to the old system, Election Commission Chairman says
Oct 21, Colombo: If the provincial council election is to be held soon, more likely it would be held under the old system, said the Chairman of the Election Commission, Attorney-at-Law Nimal G. Punchihewa....
First sextuplets born in Sri Lanka
Oct 21, Colombo: For the first time in Sri Lanka a 31-year-old mother has given birth to sextuplets at a private hospital in Colombo today. ...
American Muslim organization urges U.S. President, Congress to probe reports of anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka
Oct 21, Washington, DC: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States has urged the President Joe Biden and the Congress to probe the reports of discrimination and attacks against Muslims in Sri Lanka. ...
Only UNP can envisage tomorrow’s world and create it in Sri Lanka - Leader
Oct 20, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wednesday said that only the United National Party can see the tomorrow’s world and create the new world in Sri Lanka. ...
Coronavirus update: 539 new COVID-19 cases identified Wednesday, total rises to 533,305
Oct 20, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 539 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Wednesday. ...
Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 70 runs to confirm Super 12 spot in Men’s T20 World Cup
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka qualified for the Super 12 stage of the Men’s T20 World Cup with a 70-run win over Ireland in Abu Dhabi. ...
SLPA seeks $325 million loan financing facility to develop East Container Terminal
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Port Authority is seeking a $325 million loan financing facility to procure the required equipment to develop the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port....
Sri Lanka Navy recovers the body of missing Indian fisherman
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy rescue teams engaged in the Search and Rescue (SAR) operation today recovered the body of the Indian fisherman who went missing when his vessel sank while illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters after colliding with a Sri Lankan Navy vessel....
Minister Namal Rajapaksa, presents first translated copy of Bagawath Geetha to Indian Prime Minister
Oct 20, Colombo: Minister Namal Rajapaksa, who led a delegation of Buddhist monks on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka for the opening of the Kushinagar International Airport in India, called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today....
Vietnamese Ambassador expresses confidence on enhancing bilateral relations with Sri Lanka
20, Colombo: The Ambassador of Vietnam to Sri Lanka Ho Thi Thanh Truc called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this afternoon (20)....
French envoy, Sri Lanka FM discuss expanding trade, bilateral relations
Oct 20, Colombo: The Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister discussed expanding bilateral trade and further strengthening bilateral relations during a recent meeting. ...
Inter-provincial travel restrictions extended until October 31
Oct 20, Colombo: The government has decided to maintain the current inter-provincial travel restrictions throughout the island until 4.00 am on October 31. ...
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