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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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Thursday, November 21, 2019
On this day in ...
1927  The Buddhist Girls' school was moved from Turret Road to Vajira Road, Bambalapitiya and named Visakha Vidyala. It was opened by Lady Herbert Stanley, the wife of the then Governor of Ceylon.
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1999  Artillery shells fired by the LTTE to dislodge the Army from Mannar took the lives of 42 Tamil civilians taking refuge in the Madhu Church.
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UNP General Secretary rejects claims that Sajith was obstructed from entering Sirikotha
Nov 21, Colombo: General Secretary of the United National Party Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has rejected claims that Sajith Premadasa and several others were obstructed from entering the UNP headquarters Sirikotha Thursday (21)....
CID Director SSP Abeysekara transferred
Nov 21, Colombo: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Director SSP Shani Abeysekara has been transferred today (Nov 21) to Galle by the National Police Commission. ...
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 5.6 percent in October 2019
Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in October 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 5.6 percent from 5.0 percent recorded in September ...
Speaker says UNP should resolve emerging crisis about Opposition Leader post
Nov 21, Colombo: Another crisis has emerged in the United National Party (UNP) with the submission of two names for the Opposition Leader post left vacant by the swearing in of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister. ...
Late Prime Minister D M Jayaratne's remains to lie at parliamentary complex tomorrow
Nov 21, Colombo: The remains of former Prime Minister and Sri Lanka Freedom Party Senior Vice President. D.M. Jayaratne will be brought to the Parliamentary complex tomorrow (22). ...
Gamini Senarath appointed as Prime Minister's Secretary
Nov 21, Colombo: Gamini Senarath, former presidential aide was appointed as the Secretary to the Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa today. ...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa acquitted in DA Rajapaksa Museum case
Nov 21, Colombo: The Special High Court Trial-at-Bar today acquitted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case and also lifted the overseas travel ban imposed on him....
Sri Lanka Central Bank cautions public to beware of online scams, protect bank passwords and PINs
Nov 21, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka today cautioned the public to beware of online scams and protect bank passwords and PINs as it has received information regarding several types of financial frauds and scams being operated through social media, and Internet-based applications. ...
Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Nov 21, Colombo: Former President and the leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21). ...
Central Bank strongly objects Fitch Ratings' statement on Sri Lanka's policy
Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank strongly objected to the statement released by Fitch Ratings today as it depicts the complete opposite of the realized positive market response, followed by the assumption of duties by the President....
Sri Lanka election result increases policy uncertainty - Fitch Ratings
Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's presidential election significantly increases policy uncertainty and could prompt loosening that exacerbates fiscal weaknesses and a rollback of reforms, Fitch Ratings says. ...
Six new provincial governors sworn in before the President
Nov 21, Colombo: New governors have been appointed for six provinces, the Presidential Media Unit said. They have taken oaths before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa a short while ago. ...
In Pictures: President pays homage to Dalada Maligawa, receives blessing from Maha Sangha
Nov 21, Colombo: In keeping with the tradition, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy and paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic Wednesday....
SLFP Central Committee to meet today
Nov 21, Colombo: The Central Committee of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is due to meet today (21)....
HIP and NAITA partner to develop skills of Hambanthota youth
Nov 21, Colombo: The Hambantota International Port (HIP) entered into a partnership with the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), to provide training programs for youth in areas adjacent to the port. ...
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