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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Sunday, January 21, 2018
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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Government allocates Rs. 65 billion to develop 'nearest school'
Jan 21, Colombo: The government has allocated Rs. 65 billion for a four-year program to develop all the schools in the country with the aim of providing equal educational opportunities to all the children. ...
Kataragama returns to normalcy after officer involved in shooting arrested
Jan 21, Colombo: The police said that a peaceful situation prevails in Kataragama now after a police officer who fatally shot a motorcyclist was arrested. ...
President instructs IGP to investigate into Uva CM forcing a Principal to kneel down
Jan 21, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara to hold an impartial comprehensive inquiry into a complaint lodged by a female principal alleging the Chief Minister of Uva Province Chamara Sampath Dissanayake of harassment by forcing her to kneel down before him. ...
Ceylon Chamber organizes business forums with Singapore, Indonesia delegations
Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premium business chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) is organizing two business forums with business delegations from Singapore and Indonesia. ...
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission issues guidelines for police officers to follow during local election
Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission has issued guidelines for police officers to follow before, during and after the upcoming local government election. ...
Uva Chief Minister resigns from the post of Provincial Minister of Education
Jan 21, Colombo: Uva Province Chief Minister, Chamara Sampath Dassanayake, who is alleged of humiliating a female principal by making her kneel before him, said he resigned from the post of Provincial Minister of Education with immediate effect. ...
Sri Lanka to establish two more medical faculties to expand higher education
Jan 21, Colombo: The University Grants Commission says two more faculties of medicine will be established paving the way forward for further expansion of higher education in the country. ...
Special high court will be set up in next two months to expedite hearing of fraud cases - PM
Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a special high court will be set up to hear fraud cases and the functions of this court will commence within the next two months. ...
Sri Lanka President to take over economic management
Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday announced that he will take responsibility of economic management in order to reduce cost of living burden of the people. He made this announcement at a public meeting in Kegalle this afternoon. ...
Teachers' union demands arrest of Uva Chief Minister for threatening a Tamil female teacher
Jan 20, Colombo: The teachers' trade union in Sri Lanka says that teachers and principals are ready to go for union action if the Uva Chief Minister is not arrested for threatening and humiliating a female principal of a Tamil girls school in Badulla. ...
Sri Lanka to sign a FTA with Singapore during Prime Minister's visit
Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit to the island next week, according to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe. ...
Court grants permission to examine the bank accounts of former Ministry secretary and his family
Jan 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court yesterday (19) granted the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) permission to examine the banks accounts of a former ministry secretary and his family in connection with misusing of state funds. ...
Postal voting for Local Government elections to begin on Monday
Jan 20, Colombo: Postal voting for the February 10 Local Government elections will begin on Monday, January 22. ...
Sri Lanka made little progress on transitional justice initiatives in 2017 - HRW
Jan 20, Colombo: Global human rights organization, Human Rights Watch says the Sri Lankan government has made little progress on transitional justice initiatives agreed at the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2015. ...
CA Sri Lanka charters Rotaract Club for Chartered Accountants and CA students
Jan 20, Colombo: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently chartered a Rotaract Club for the benefit of its members and students in the presence of Rotary International President Mr. Ian Riseley, who was in Sri Lanka recently. ...
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