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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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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
On this day in ...
1942  Popular singer Victor Ratnayaka was born in Kadugannawa. Ratnayaka's one man show 'SA' was performed over one thounsand times starting in 1973 drawing full houses each time.
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State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera appears in court, arrest warrant recalled
Feb 18, Colombo: State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera, who had been issued an arrest warrant, has appeared before the court through his lawyers today. ...
President aims to make Sri Lanka the best country for investments
Feb 18, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says his intention is to make Sri Lanka the best country for investment....
NDB records highest ever PBT of Rs. 10 bn for 2019 amidst challenging market conditions
Feb 18, Colombo: National Development Bank PLC recorded Rs. 10 billion profit before tax (PBT), the highest ever PBT in banking operations in its journey of 40 years. This is a 6% year on year [YoY] growth, affirming its resilience in a challenging market environment that prevailed during 2019. ...
Parliament to reward 110 public institutions achieved high performance in FY 2018
Feb 18, Colombo: The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) report on 844 institutions of State, Provincial Councils and Local Government for the Fiscal Year of 2018, was tabled in Parliament today (18th) by its Chairman, State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna. ...
Former Navy Commander testifies before Presidential Commission inquiring political victimization
Feb 18, Colombo: Former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda said various criminal charges were brought against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and himself by influencing witnesses during the previous government....
UNP-led alliance to contest general election under swan symbol - MP Naveen Dissanayake
Feb 18, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) led alliance “Samagi Jana Balawegaya” will contest the upcoming general election under the swan symbol, UNP National Organizer, parliamentarian Naveen Dissanayake said today. ...
IOM launches media campaign to combat human trafficking in Sri Lanka
Feb 18, Colombo: The challenges posed by human trafficking in the South Asian island nation Sri Lanka, where over 200,000 people migrate to work abroad each year, are daunting, the International, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency says. ...
Deutsche Bank invests in Sri Lanka launching new digital FX platform
Feb 18, Colombo: Deutsche Bank today announced it is investing in Sri Lanka and launching a major push into the corporate client market, with the rollout of a new digitally-enhanced foreign exchange (FX) platform. ...
Two Sri Lankan crew members on board Diamond Princess safe
Feb 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo is closely coordinating with the cruise company of the Diamond Princess in regard to the safety of the two Sri Lankans on board the vessel in Yokohama Japan, the Foreign Relations Ministry said....
Sri Lanka decides to withdraw from UN consensus resolutions - report
Feb 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to immediately withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions 30/1 and 40/1 co-sponsored by the good governance government in 2015 and 2019 respectively....
Hydropower production is down to 23% as dry weather continues, but no power cuts - Ministry
Feb 18, Colombo: Due to the dry weather prevailing in Sri Lanka, hydropower generation has come down to 23% of the total production, the Ministry of Power and Energy said....
Debate on Forensic Audit Report in parliament to begin today
Feb 18, Colombo: The Adjournment Debate on “The Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuing of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka” will commence this afternoon....
Police and intelligence units to raid illegal weapons
Feb 18, Colombo: With the conclusion of the week- long firearms amnesty, the Police together with other intelligence agencies have commenced raiding illegal firearms, the Ministry of Defense said. ...
President instructs officials to remove obstacles to uplift local industry
Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to remove obstacles in order to uplift local industries and encourage investors. ...
Sri Lanka trade deficit widens in December 2019 as exports decline, imports rise
Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s trade deficit widened in December 2019 Earnings from exports declined while expenditure on imports increased, the Central Bank reported Monday in its External Sector Performance review for the month. ...
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