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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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Saturday, May 30, 2020
On this day in ...
1948  An Air Ceylon DC-3 left for Australia via India and Singapore with an all Ceylonese crew. The flight would create history by becoming the first to land in Australia with an all-Asian crew.
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304 Sri Lankans stranded in India and Australia arrive in the country
May 30, Colombo: Two SriLankan Airlines aircraft carrying 304 Sri Lankans who were stranded in India and Australia unable to return when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at Katunayake this morning....
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education enables digital and interactive classrooms with Microsoft
May 30, Colombo: Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 14 May 2020 to advance remote pedagogy during a time when the health and safety of educators and students is paramount. ...
STF has a major role in countering extremism and combating organized crimes - Defense Secretary
May 30, Colombo: Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Special Task Force (STF) of police has a major role to play in countering extremism and organized crimes, including drug mafia....
CA Sri Lanka signs MoU with People’s Bank for special COVID-19 loan scheme for members
May 30, Colombo: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with People’s Bank this week to facilitate members of the Institute to obtain a special loan of up to Rs. 20 million. ...
912 arrested for violating quarantine laws
May 30, Colombo: The police have arrested 912 persons for violating the quarantine laws during the period from May 26 to 10 pm Friday (29), the police media unit said. ...
Pakistan offers technical expertise to develop agriculture in Eastern Province
May 30, Colombo: High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak met with the Governor of Eastern Province, Mrs. Anuradha Yahampath, at her office in Trincomalee on May 28, 2020....
Rs. 100 million from Itukama COVID-19 fund for PCR testing
May 29, Colombo: Administrators of the Itukama COVID-19 Healthcare and Security Fund has decided to give Rs. 100 million from the fund for PCR testing conducted to identify coronavirus infected persons....
UNP cancels membership of 99 members who joined Samagi Jana Balawegaya
May 29, Colombo: The United National Party (UN) has decided to cancel the membership of 99 party members including the deputy leader Sajith Premadasa who joined the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) under Premadasa....
CCD records one hour statement from Sarath Fonseka
May 29, Colombo: The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today has recorded a one-hour statement from former parliamentarian Field marshal Sarath Fonseka, who was summoned to the CCD to provide a statement regarding a statement he made about the coronavirus pandemic....
UNP will never join the government but will support to control coronavirus pandemic, leader stresses
May 29, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) said today that it will never join the present government of Gotabaya Rajapaksa but will extend its fullest support to the government in suppressing the coronavirus pandemic....
Late minister Thondaman’s successor violates election and quarantine laws, election monitor charges
May 29, Colombo: National Coordinator of Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Manjula Gajanayake says that it is regrettable that election authorities remain silent when the candidate who has been proposed to contest for the forthcoming elections in place of late Minister Arumugam Thondaman was parading in an open vehicle ...
Full day curfew imposed in Nuwara Eliya district tomorrow
May 29, Colombo: Full day curfew will be in force in the district of Nuwara Eliya tomorrow, Saturday May 30th, President’s Media Division announced. ...
Itukama COVID–19 Fund exceeds Rs. 1.2 billion
May 29, Colombo: Following institute and personal donations along with direct deposits, the Itukama COVID-19 Healthcare and Security Fund reached Rs. 1213 million, the President’s Media Division said....
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister reassures continued repatriation of migrant workers
May 29, Colombo: Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labor Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has reassured that the repatriation of migrant workers from the Middle East as well as other regions will continue...
Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases reach 1558with 28 new cases Friday
May 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally increased to 1,558 Friday with 28 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said. ...
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