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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, July 8, 2020
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1833  Buddhist scholar and founder of the Amarapura Nikaya (Buddhist sect) Ven. Welithara Sri Gnanawimalathissa passed away. Ven. Gnanawimlathissa who hails from southern Sri Lanka received higher ordination in Burma when he was refused by the upcountry buddhist establishment. He is credited with protecting Buddhism in Sri Lanka's low country regions from extinction.
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1985  ‘Timpu talks’ held in Bhutan between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil separatists concluded in failure.
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Sri Lanka Central Bank commences the process of developing a Blockchain Technology based Know-Your-Customer Proof of Concept
July 08, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) entered into agreements to begin the process of developing Blockchain Technology Based Shared Know-Your-Customer (KYC) proofs of concept (POCs) on 7 July 2020. ...
UNP government will grant all allowances that were not given to state employees in 2020 - Ranil
July 08, Colombo: Former Prime Minister and Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe said all the allowances that were due to be given to the public servants in January 2020 according to a decision taken by the former United National Front government and the present government failed to grant will be given under a future UNP government. ...
PM instructs to expedite work on 10 Colombo Port City bridges
July 08, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed to expedite the construction of 10 bridges in the Colombo Port City. ...
PNB inspector wanted for alleged drug racket surrenders
July 07, Colombo: Inspector of Police (IP) Weherawatta Kankanamlage Saman Wasantha Kumara attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), wanted for involving in an alleged drug racket surrendered to the Kadawatha Police this morning (July 07), the Ministry of Defense said. ...
Digamadulla already a hotspot for election violence - CaFFE
July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka election monitor, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) yesterday warned that certain parts of Digamadulla district in the Eastern Province could be a hotspot for election violence....
‘First live twin elephant babies’ found in Minneriya National Park
July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Conservation Department says that the first two live twin elephants recorded in Sri Lanka are being seen at Minneriya National Park these days. ...
Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2081 with 4 new cases Tuesday
July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2081 today with four more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said. ...
Election Commission notifies politicians, activists to refrain from canvassing in public offices
July 07, Colombo: The Election Commission has notified politicians and political activists that it is prohibited to canvass or distribute leaflets in public offices and institutions....
Court of Appeal issues interim injunction suspending execution of arrest warrant of Ravi Karunanayake and others
July 07, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has issued an injunction suspending the execution of a warrant issued by the Fort Magistrate’s Court for the arrest of seven persons including former minister Ravi Karunanayake. ...
Visitors not allowed to Welikada Prison after inmate tests positive for COVID-19
July 07, Colombo: Visitors are barred from entering the Welikada Prison premises until further notice after an inmate at Welikada remand prison tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. ...
Three-year plan to increase foreign employment related income
July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has focused on formulating a three-year plan to increase development and revenue of the Bureau and its partners. ...
Group of 275 Sri Lankans stranded in Saudi Arabia arrives in the country
July 07, Colombo: A SriLankan Airlines flight carrying 290 Sri Lankans who were stranded in Bahrain due to COVID-19 pandemic arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning....
Bodies of three members of same family murdered in Qatar repatriated to Sri Lanka
July 07, Colombo: The bodies of three Sri Lankans from the same family, who were murdered in Qatar, have been brought to the country Tuesday afternoon. ...
Security in the North tightened with discovery of bombs in Kilinochchi
July 07, Colombo: The Security forces have stepped up security in the North following the discovery of locally manufactured bombs in Kilinochchi. ...
No change in interest rate paid on senior citizen’s deposits - Finance Ministry
July 07, Colombo: There has been no change in the interest rate paid on senior citizen deposits and the interest rate which prevailed thus far will continue, the Finance Ministry said. ...
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