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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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U.S., Sri Lanka Marines, Sailors work together on disaster relief, humanitarian assistance operations
Mar 28, Colombo: The United States Marines and Sailors will work with their Sri Lankan counterparts in a training exercise focused on the infantry and logistical skills necessary to implement humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, the US Navy said in a press release on Monday....
Sri Lanka Central Bank says Monetary Board to take action against any wrongdoing in Employees' Provident Fund transactions
Mar 28, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka clarifying its position on media reports that carried "erroneous facts" on the proceedings of the Monetary Board meeting held recently, said the Monetary Board has decided to commence disciplinary proceedings against any wrongdoing if there is evidence....
Indian authorities seize over 16 kg gold smuggled via sea from Sri Lanka
Mar 28, Ramanathapuram: India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 16.32 kg of gold in Ramanathapuram on late Sunday night. ...
Former Defense Secretary not certain about entering politics, studying Trump
Mar 28, Colombo: Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says he has not yet taken a decision regarding the next presidential election but hasn't given up the idea of entering politics either. ...
Sri Lanka trade balance widens over 16 percent in December 2016 as import expenditure rises
Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector recorded a mixed performance in December 2016 with a deterioration in the trade deficit as a result of higher import expenditure despite a modest increase in export earnings, the Central Bank said in its External Sector Performance Review released on Monday. ...
Temporary injunction against appointing a military officer as Sports Director of Education Ministry
Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme Court has issued an order temporarily suspending the appointment of a military officer as the Sports Director of the Ministry of Education. ...
Fasting MP Wimal Weerawansa is too weak to attend hearing, court told
Mar 27, Colombo: Prison officers have informed the Colombo High Court, that Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, who is on a hunger strike demanding his release from remand prison, cannot be produced before court today, due to his poor health condition....
Indian naval ship INS Darshak arrives at the Port of Colombo on a training visit
Mar 27, Colombo: The hydrographic survey ship, INS Darshak of the Indian Navy arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit, the Navy Media Unit said. ...
USS Comstock arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port on a training mission
Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed United States Navy's Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship, USS Comstock arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit. ...
Sri Lanka Railway engine drivers suspend strike
Mar 27, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Operating Engineers Union said they have suspended the one day token strike that had been planned to begin midnight today. ...
Indonesian Tourism Minister opens Sri Lanka stall at ASTINDO 2017
Mar 27, Colombo: Indonesian Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya ceremonially inaugurated Sri Lanka's tourism stall at Astindo Fair 2017 on Friday (24 March) at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) in Indonesia. ...
European Investment Bank delegation to make historic visit to Sri Lanka to explore new opportunities for future investment
Mar 27, Colombo: A high-level delegation from the European Investment Bank, the world's largest international public bank, will make a three day official visit to Sri Lanka later this week at the start of a South Asia regional tour. ...
CA Sri Lanka launches first ever financial reporting quiz to help enhance knowledge of accounting students
Mar 27, Colombo: For the first time in the country’s history, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will launch a financial reporting quiz with the aim of enhancing the knowledge of aspiring accountants from across the country to ensure the students will have the necessary knowledge on the topic, when they commence their career as professional accountants....
Wimal’s protest is a struggle 'carried out in good faith' - NFF
Mar 27, Colombo: The National Freedom Front says the fast observed by the party's leader MP Wimal Weerawansa, who is in remand prison for misusing state vehicles, is a struggle 'carried out in good faith' ...
Pakistani national nabbed with heroin worth Rs. 14 mn at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport
Mar 27, Colombo: A Pakistani national has been arrested at Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake by the Police Narcotic Bureau when he tried to smuggle in heroin on Sunday, the Police Media Unit said. ...
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