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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, May 25, 2022
On this day in ...
1950  At the inaugural conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists held in Ceylon, its founding President Professor G.P. Malalasekera proposed that the Buddhist six colour flag be adopted as the flag of Buddhists throughout the world. This motion was unanimously passed.
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1958  Sinhala-Tamil riots started in the Polonnaruwa district and later spread to the rest of the island.
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1996  The official Sri Lanka time was advanced by one hour to GMT + 6:30.
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1997  Arulanantham Suresh Joachim broke the Guinness record for the longest duration of balancing on one foot at the Vihara Maha Devi Park Open Air Stadium.
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UN General Assembly adopts Sri Lanka sponsored resolution to declare March 1st as ‘World Seagrass Day’
May 25, Colombo: The United Nations General Assembly Monday adopted a Sri Lanka sponsored Resolution A/76/L.56, declaring 1st March as World Seagrass Day. The resolution was adopted by consensus, and co-sponsored by 24 countries....
No gas distribution until Friday, Litro announces
May 25, Colombo: State-owned supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Litro Gas says it will not deliver gas until Friday (27). ...
Police request public to report fuel racketeers
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police are requesting the public to provide information on those who illegally stockpile fuel and sell it at exorbitant prices. ...
Sri Lanka Cricket to donate US$ 2 million to the country’s Health Sector
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to donate US$ 2 million to support the country’s health sector to purchase essential medicines. ...
U.S and John Keells promote competitiveness in Sri Lanka’s micro, small, and medium sized enterprises
May 25, Colombo: The U.S. and John Keells Holdings are partnering to strengthen small businesses in Sri Lanka through an agreement to connect Keells suppliers with private business advisory service providers, a U.S. Embassy statement said. ...
PM calls for an immediate report on medicine shortage in Sri Lanka
May 25, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, today, instructed the Ministry of Health to immediately submit a report on the essential drugs in Sri Lanka and the drugs which are in short supply, Prime Minister’s Office said....
President instructs to implement language and vocational training programs targeting foreign employment
May 25, Colombo: Pointing out that there are many job vacancies in countries including Japan, Poland and Romania for skilled workers in various fields, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized the need to implement languages and vocational training programs targeting those available opportunities....
Minister instructs to expedite the release of fuel required for Yala season paddy cultivation
May 25, Colombo: Although the 2022 Yala season has already begun, farmers in all agricultural areas of the country are facing severe difficulties due to the lack of fuel needed to operate machinery for sowing crops, Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation pointed out....
MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan and Dan Priyasad produced in court
May 25, Colombo: A group of suspects including MP Sanath Nishantha, MP Milan Jayatilake and Dan Priyasad, who were remanded in connection with the recent attacks on Maina Go Gama near Temple Trees and Gota Go Gama at Galle Face in Colombo on 9th May were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today. ...
Sri Lanka Navy on alert to curb illegal activities in Northern seas
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Coast Guard have implemented a joint program to prevent illegal activities in the Northern Seas, according to a report. ...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Finance Minister
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Minister of Finance, Economic Stability and National Policies....
Litro says no gas distribution today as well, asks consumers not to stay in queues
May 25, Colombo: State-owned supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Litro Gas asked people not to wait in line today to buy LP gas. ...
Department of Immigration and Emigration says appointment compulsory to obtain passport services
May 25, Colombo: The Department of Immigration and Emigration announces that it is compulsory to make an appointment to obtain passport services and an advance date and time should be reserved when applying for passports under the one day and normal service....
BPPL secures US$ 15 million of long-term funding from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s plastic recycling capabilities and infrastructure are set to soar with BPPL Holdings PLC, the country’s pioneer in the field, securing long-term funding of US$ 15 million from the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). ...
World Bank not planning to offer new financing to Sri Lanka, repurposing from approved projects
May 25, Colombo: The World Bank on Tuesday said it is not planning to provide any new financing to Sri Lanka until an adequate economic policy framework is in place....
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