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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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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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1984  An aircraft belonging to Sri Lanka’s national airline Air Lanka was bombed by Sri Lankan Tamil militants at the Meenambakkam airport in Tamil Nadu, India.
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2006  15 Tamil aid workers belonging to the French agency "Action Against Hunger" were executed at their office in Muttur. The LTTE and the Government blamed each other for the attack. The incident touched off international indignation.
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PNB officers alleged of drug running remanded further till Aug 18
Aug 04, Colombo: Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has further remanded the 13 officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) who were arrested on charges of having links with drug traffickers until the 18th of August....
Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2,834 with 6 more infected persons
Aug 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2,834 today with 6 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said....
Colombo Stock Exchange to close early tomorrow for Election
Aug 04, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange announced Tuesday that it has decided to close the market early tomorrow in view of the parliamentary election. ...
COVID-19 concessions impact Dialog revenues, cost control sustains profitability in Q2 2020
Aug 04, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC announced, Tuesday 04th August 2020, its consolidated financial results for the six months ended 30th June 2020. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the Company) and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the Group)....
Repatriation of Sri Lankans temporarily suspended again
Aug 04, Colombo: The government has decided to temporarily suspend the repatriation of Sri Lankans stranded overseas from today (4) to the 8th in view of the general election to be held tomorrow (August 05)....
UAE Ambassador pays farewell call on Sri Lanka FM
Aug 04, Colombo: The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Sri Lanka Ahmed Ali Al Mualla Today (04 August) paid his farewell call on Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena, Ministry of Foreign Relations said....
Fugitive heroin smuggling feline escaped from Sri Lanka prison found
Aug 04, Colombo: The fugitive feline, escaped from Sri Lanka’s high security Welikada Prison in Colombo after it was detained for smuggling heroin into the prison premises, has been found, the prison officials said....
Negombo Chief Jailor Sampayo and three jailors remanded until Aug 18
Aug 04, Colombo: Negombo Magistrate Sajinda Jayasuriya today ordered to further remand former Superintendent of the Negombo Prison Anuruddha Sampayo and three other jailors until the 18th of August....
Over 82,000 security personnel deployed to ensure peaceful election in Sri Lanka
Aug 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Department says 82,091 security personnel have been deployed to provide security for the parliamentary election scheduled for tomorrow....
UNP leader visits party supporters attacked by gang
Aug 04, Colombo: The leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Colombo National Hospital to inquire into the well-being of the party supporters who were attacked by an unidentified gang and injured. ...
UKEF supports IMPS to secure £750,000 worth Sri Lankan railway refurbishment order
Aug 04, Colombo: The UK government’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF) has given the necessary support to the diesel engine specialist IMPS to fulfil a £750,000 worth contract to refurbish the engines used on Sri Lankan railways....
Havelock City commemorates the topping out of 50 storey Mireka Tower
Aug 04, Colombo: Havelock City mixed-use development marked the completion up to the roof slab of its highly anticipated 50 storey office tower at a topping out ceremony held onsite. ...
SEC introduces framework for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Aug 04, Colombo: In Sri Lanka, owing to spiraling property prices it is a challenge for average citizens to finance real estate investments. ...
Two female garment workers killed in accident in Thihagoda
Aug 04, Colombo: Two women were killed and five others were injured when a bus transporting employees of an apparel factory collided with a van transporting apparel workers in the Aparekka area on the Yatiyana-Matara main road in the Thihagoda police division. ...
Man arrested with heroin and army uniforms
Aug 04, Colombo: Police Special Task Force (STF) raided a house in Pavalikanda, Ahungalla, Ambalangoda and arrested a person with several uniforms similar to Army uniforms and heroin....
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