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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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Friday, October 30, 2020
On this day in ...
1964  An agreement was signed between India and Ceylon to repatriate 525,000 people of Indian origin over the next 15 years; Ceylon was to grant citizenship to 300,000 others of Indian origin.
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1990  The LTTE forced 45,000 Muslims out of Mannar.
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Suitable locations in the Kilinochchi District identified for large scale aquaculture projects
Oct 30, Colombo: Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda has initiated identification of suitable sites for large scale projects in the Kilinochchi District for export crops cultivation....
Inflation in Sri Lanka capital Colombo remains unchanged at 4.0 percent in October 2020
Oct 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) remained unchanged at 4.0 percent in October 2020 from the previous month, the Department of Census And Statistics reported Thursday. ...
State employees in Western Province ordered to work from home
Oct 30, Colombo: Government institutions in the Western Province and other major cities have been instructed to reactivate the "work from home" system in order to control the spread of the coronavirus....
Curfew update: No travel through Western Province for any reason
Oct 30, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that there is no opportunity to travel from one province to another through the Western Province at any time when the curfew has been imposed....
Additional police forces ready if needed for COVID-19 control - Police Spokesman
Oct 30, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the police department it is not prepared to reduce the operation to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus by any means and has prepared additional battalions if required. ...
Air Vice Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana appointed new Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force
Oct 30, Colombo: Commander-In-Chief President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Chief of Staff of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana as 18th Commander of Air Force....
John Keells Logistics optimizes operations visibility with Infor
Oct 30, Colombo: Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that Sri Lankan logistics giant John Keells Logistics will leverage Infor Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Infor Birst to digitize and optimize its logistics value chain...
Samagi Jana Balawegaya to expel 9 MPs
Oct 29, Colombo: Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella has written to the Speaker requesting that action be taken to assign seats in the ruling side to nine Members of Parliament would be expelled from the main Opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya. ...
New information-gathering ‘application’ for COVID-19 control introduced to the President
Oct 29, Colombo: Western Province Health Services Office has launched a new ‘App’ that allows the officers in the health sector and other services to easily find the information they need for COVID-19 control operations. ...
Sri Lankan President hopes Muslims will support defeating all forms of extremism
Oct 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressing hope that all Muslims will join hands to defeat all forms of extremism, called on people to eliminate hatred and suspicion among each other to achieve mutual prosperity, reconciliation among different ethnic groups....
All tourist spots in Nuwara Eliya District closed
Oct 29, Colombo: Nuwara Eliya District Secretary MBR Pushpakumara has requested the public not to visit Nuwara Eliya until further notice due to the epidemic situation in the country....
Coronavirus update: 414 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 9,619
Oct 29, Colombo: According to the Department of Government Information, 414 new Covid-19 cases were reported from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda clusters so far on Thursday. ...
Dialog Axiata partners Samsung to bring exclusive Galaxy Z Fold2 to customers
Oct 29, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider recently announced the purchase availability of the very latest 5G Ready Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 at select Dialog Experience Centers island wide....
British High Commission hosts panel discussion on the role of women in peacebuilding
Oct 29, Colombo: On 23 October, the British High Commission in Colombo hosted a virtual panel discussion on ‘New Barriers to Women in Peacebuilding: Cyber-Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Gendered Disinformation and Hate Speech’. ...
Japan provides Rs. 115 million to support humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka
Oct 29, Colombo: The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 636,363 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka. ...
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