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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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First advanced warship made in India for Sri Lanka Navy arrives at Colombo harbor
July 28, Colombo: The Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) constructed at the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) for the mission requirement of the Sri Lanka Navy, arrived at the Colombo harbor Friday morning, Sri Lanka Navy Media Unit said. ...
Sri Lanka parliament adjourns following unrest by opposition
July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament on Friday was adjourned due to a tense situation arose in the House when opposition parliamentarians staged a protest. ...
Sri Lanka launches publication and a website to disseminate up-to-date information on SDG indicators
July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) has launched a publication titled "Status of Sustainable Development Goals Indicators in Sri Lanka: 2017" and a website to disseminate up to date information particularly for Sri Lanka on SDGs. ...
Sri Lankan FM lauds Belt and Road Initiative, welcomes Chinese investment
July 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake has spoken highly of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, expressing the hope that the government would like to see more Chinese investments, Xinhua reported. ...
EU explains decision to keep LTTE in the terrorist list following the European Court of Justice ruling to remove the outfit
July 28, Colombo: The European Union (EU) issuing a follow-up statement today reiterated that, despite the ruling by the European Court of Justice to remove the LTTE from the terrorist list, the organization at present remains designated as a terrorist organization in the European Union...
Canadian court acquits four Sri Lankan men accused of human smuggling
July 28, Vancouver: A Canadian court on Thursday has acquitted four Tamil Sri Lankan asylum seekers accused of smuggling refugees on a ship to British Columbia shores nearly nine years ago....
Opposition Leader blasts disruption of essential services for political gains
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan says the government headed by the democratically elected President Maithripala Sirisena should be allowed to lead the country forward. ...
Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa evades CID
July 27, Colombo: Shiranthi Rajapaksa, the wife of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has failed to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department today although she had been summoned to give a statement regarding the rugby player Wasim Thajudeen murder investigation. ...
Sri Lanka Prime Minister emphasizes the need for all communities to move forward in unison
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the present unity government of good governance has been able to build reconciliation in the country after the war....
Ports Workers’ union calls off strike scheduled for tomorrow
July 27, Colombo: The All Ceylon Ports General Workers' Union says it has called off the strike action which was planned for tomorrow (28)....
Sri Lankan psychological counselor among 2017 winners of Magsaysay awards
July 27, Colombo: A teacher turned psychological counselor from Sri Lanka's minority Tamil community is among the six winners of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize....
Oil distribution returns to normal with release of 452 tankers
July 27, Colombo: Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Company (CPSTC) says the oil distribution from Kolonnawa and Muthurajawela storage interrupted due to the strike launched by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) workers, has been completely restored by this afternoon. ...
Sri Lanka Court of Appeal issues warrant to arrest naval officer acquitted of TNA MP Raviraj murder
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal today issued a warrant for the immediate arrest of a naval officer who was acquitted of the murder of Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj. ...
CID identifies suspects who followed rugby player Thajudeen's vehicle before his death
July 27, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka police today told the court that they are awaiting a report from the Government Analyst Department on photographs of the suspects who were following the national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen's vehicle before his murder. ...
Three-day dengue prevention program at schools begins tomorrow
July 27, Colombo: The Ministry of Education will launch a special three-day dengue prevention program within the Western Province, starting tomorrow. ...
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