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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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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
On this day in ...
2008  Sri Lankan forces captured Nachchikuda, a major Sea Tiger base in the north western coast during their drive to capture the A-32 road leading to Poonaryn.
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COPE summons eight state institutions for review in next three weeks
Aug 21, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has summoned eight state institutions before the committee during the next three weeks to look into the performance and current progress of the institutions, the parliament announced. ...
New Education Act to regulate International Schools and Private Schools under the Ministry of Education
Aug 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has the power to regulate international schools and other schools under the new Education Act, Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated in Parliament Tuesday (20)....
Sri Lanka Navy nabs two persons with over 16 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Jaffna
Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during a search conducted jointly with the Police in Jaffna has arrested two persons with 16 kilograms of Kerala cannabis. ...
SLASSCOM and Norway sign agreement to collaborate on ICT and entrepreneurship
Aug 21, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs entered into a two-year agreement to foster collaboration in the ICT industry....
Outgoing Army Commander promoted to rank of General
Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted the outgoing Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake to the rank of General. ...
Colombo Port city declared as an urban development area under UDA
Aug 21, Colombo: The Colombo Port City has been established as an urban development area under the Urban Development Authority (UDA), the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry announced. ...
Lapses in dissemination of information led to Easter Sunday bombings, the PSC told
Aug 20, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks was told today that lapses in the part of the police in disseminating intelligence information led to catastrophe on the 21st of April. ...
Prime Minister emphasizes the need for an export based economy
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today emphasized the need for an export based economy to empower the country and bring about a high living standard. ...
President opens Labor Ministry's new 'Mehewara Piyasa' building
Aug 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena today (20) opened the 'Mehewara Piyasa' building newly constructed for the Ministry of Labor aiming to provide productive and efficient service to the public under one roof. ...
Japanese peace envoy lauds Sri Lanka's efforts to restore peace after Easter Sunday attacks
Aug 20, Colombo: Former Japanese special envoy to Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi says Sri Lanka's success in restoring ethnic peace and reconciliation while also taking steps to defeat brutal extremism is a real lesson for the rest of the world....
India, Sri Lanka Coast Guards agree to strengthen co-operation in maritime issues
Aug 20, Colombo: The Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi Tuesday and discussed a range of maritime security issues. ...
Prime Minister opens Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute
Aug 20, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today inaugurated Sri Lanka's newest vocational training institute established with the with the intention of producing young men and women as entrepreneurs and technical professionals to fit the new high-tech world. ...
Sri Lanka trade deficit contracts further in June 2019 as imports decline and exports increase
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector strengthened further in June 2019 with a marked contraction in the trade deficit as imports declined and exports increased, the Central Bank reported Tuesday in its External Sector Performance review for the month. ...
Sri Lanka Army Commander's appointment negates all the government's pledges toward accountability - HRW
Aug 20, Colombo: The New York-based global rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Tuesday said the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Sri Lanka army commander negates all the government's pledges toward accountability, reconciliation, and reform....
EU expresses concern that appointment of new Sri Lanka Army Commander sends a worrying message to victims of war
Aug 20, Colombo: The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka expressed concern that the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the new Army Commander sends a worrying message to the victims and survivors of the war....
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