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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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Sunday, August 1, 2021
On this day in ...
2006  LTTE launched an artillery attack on the Trincomalee navy base on August 1, killing five sailors. In a retaliatory air strike over a wide area, 50 LTTE were killed. On the same day, the navy foiled a bid by the LTTE to sink a troop ship with 850 on board outside the Trincomalee harbour.
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HNB powers real-time online payments to IRD with LankaClear
Aug 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s most digitally-innovative private sector bank HNB PLC, joined hands with LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd. to pioneer the real-time online direct payment facility to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) through its corporate payment solutions platform PAYFAST. ...
From five dollars to a billion – learnings from an international hotelier’s success
Aug 01, Colombo: Internationally acclaimed hospitality veteran, hospitality management consultant and leadership coach, Shantha de Silva announced the launch of his first book: ‘BELIEVE: Helping Leaders UNLOCK their true potential’. ...
Program launched to establish Coffee producing villages targeting the export market
July 31, Colombo: The inaugural program to establish Coffee Export Processing Villages was held under the patronage of Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena at the Nuwara Eliya District Secretariat Auditorium on Saturday (30)....
Coronavirus update: 2,177 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 308,812
July 31, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,177 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. ...
Over 14,000 people arrested with heroin and ‘ice’ in last six months
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 14,348 suspects in the past six months with 773 kilograms of heroin and crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) worth over Rs. 8 billion. ...
No more areas isolated in Sri Lanka
July 31, Colombo: General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of Covid 19 Outbreak says all localities in Sri Lanka that were placed under isolation have now been released. ...
Umariya arrested for causing an accident
July 31, Colombo: Popular singer Umaria Sinhawansa has been arrested by the Welikada Police following a vehicle accident at Rajagiriya today, Police spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said. ...
Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Chennai visits Brandix India Apparel City in India
July 31, Colombo: Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Chennai Dr. D. Venkateshwaran has visited Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC) located at Atchutapuram near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh at the invitation of Group CEO of Brandix Ashroff Omar....
Isuru Udana retires from international cricket
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka National Player Isuru Udana has announced his retirement from international cricket, with immediate effect. ...
Seven suspects in drug trafficking case are being prosecuted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act
July 31, Colombo: The Attorney General’s Department informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika C. Ragala yesterday (30) that further action would be taken under the Prevention of Terrorism Act against seven suspects....
Sri Lanka confirms 61 Covid-19 deaths occurred on Friday, toll rises to 4,441
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Saturday reported that 61 deaths due to COVID-19 occurred on Friday, July 30, 2021....
Government incurred a loss of Rs. 6.13 billion due to two palm oil importing companies - COPA report
July 31, Colombo: The government incurred a loss of Rs. 6.13 billion in tax revenue due to two palm oil companies clearing imported oil under a wrong classification, according to the recently released report of the parliamentary Committee on Public accounts (COPA)....
Expolanka delivers record breaking Q1 performance
July 31, Colombo: Led by vibrant growth in its logistics sector, Expolanka Holdings PLC, delivered another record-breaking performance during the quarter ended 30 June 2021 (Q121). ...
First batch of over 728,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from Japan arrives in Sri Lanka
July 31, Colombo: Today 728,460 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to Sri Lanka out of a total contribution of over 1.4 million doses provided by the Government of Japan through the COVAX’s dose sharing mechanism. ...
Government spent over Rs. 223 billion on Covid control, Treasury Secretary says
July 31, Colombo: The government has so far spent over Rs. 223 billion on the treatment and welfare of Covid infected and quarantined people, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance R. Attygalle revealed. ...
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