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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Sunday, May 26, 2019
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1958  Sinhala-Tamil ethnic riots spread around the island resulting in the death and destruction of property. Both ethnic groups blamed the other for the crisis. The mutual suspicion and animosity thus created shattered the trust the communities had in one another.
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1987  The Vadamarachchi operation the first major offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra was launched. The Sri Lankan army's progress was later halted due to immense pressure form India.
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2011  Arisen Ahubudu the foremost scholar of the Sinhala language died at the age of 91. Ahubudu, a scholar, playwright, teacher, Sinhala lyricist, author and poet was one of the founding members of the Hela movement that was instrumental in reviving the Sinhala language in its pure grammatical form.
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Rs.25 million from the Colombo Municipal Council to renovate St. Anthony's Shrine
May 26, Colombo: The Colombo Municipal Council has donated Rs. 25 million for the reconstruction of St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo damaged by the Easter Sunday bomb attack. ...
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 41 illegal migrants bound for Australia
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday (23) during a patrol apprehended 41 Sri Lankans illegally sailing for Australia in a multi-day trawler in deep seas off the southern coast. ...
India's Kerala coast on high alert after reports of an ISIS boat setting off from Sri Lanka
May 26, Colombo: Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats, police sources said Saturday, PTI reported. ...
Doctor arrested in Kurunegala over suspicious assets handed over to CID
May 26, Colombo: The doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, who was arrested over amassing wealth through suspicious means, has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). ...
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission requests UGC to ensure non-discrimination in institutions of higher education
May 26, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has requested the country's authority on universities, University Grants Commission (UGC) to ensure non-discrimination in institutions of higher education in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks by Islamic fundamentalists. ...
Expolanka's technology arm 'ITX360' set to take tech industry by storm
May 26, Colombo: Expolanka's newly conceptualized technology and software development arm, ITX360 is geared to take the tech industry by storm by making available top-notch operational solutions for businesses that are both locally and globally established....
Sri Lanka responds to the UN Special Advisers' 'oversimplifying' statement on sectarian violence
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Dr. Rohan Perera has criticized two UN Special Advisors... ...
Joint search operations by the Police and Military continue
May 25, Colombo: Several joint search operations by the Army and the Police implemented have been implemented today (25) in several parts of the country....
FCID questions Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on financial irregularities at Sathosa
May 25, Colombo: Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen was summoned to the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) in Colombo today....
Sri Lanka PM requests not to drive people to extremism by religious fanaticism and racism
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a methodology will be devised preventing Islamic State (IS) terrorism to raise its head again in the country by safeguarding the law and order of the country. ...
President convenes National Security Review Committee to assess progress of security programs
May 25, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to summon a meeting monthly to review the progress of the tasks implemented to strengthen the country's national security while obtaining the ideas and suggestions of all the parties as well as their assistance. ...
Sri Lankan President to attend Indian Premier's swearing-in ceremony
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will attend Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held in New Delhi on May 30, according to an official at the President's office, The Hindu reported....
Chinese envoy assures to promptly promote tourism exchanges with Sri Lanka
May 25, Colombo: China attaches importance to Sri Lanka's concerns on its tourism industry hit by the April 21 attacks and will promptly promote Chinese tourist arrivals to the island and tourism exchanges, the Chinese envoy to Colombo said....
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two transporting 245 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Northern seas
May 25, Colombo: A team of Sri Lankan Navy personnel during a special search conducted in the Northern seas have arrested two individuals and seized 245 kilograms of Kerala cannabis (Kerala Ganja) on Saturday. ...
HRCSL requests business chambers not to deny women access to essential services due to their attire
May 25, Colombo: The Human Rights commission of Sri Lanka said it has received several complaints from women that they were prevented from entering public premises and public buildings in the last two weeks and expressed concern over the treatment denying essential services for these women. ...
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