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, December 14, 2017
On this day in ...
1955  Ceylon joined the United Nations.
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2006  Anton Balasingham the 'LTTE theoretician' and chief negotiator died in London after a long battle with renal dicease and cancer.
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Government to import rice, essential items until the Sinhala Tamil New Year season
Dec 14, Colombo: The government has decided to continue import rice and other essential items so that consumers can obtain them at affordable prices during the forthcoming holiday seasons. ...
Pakistan rice importers urge Sri Lanka to slash import taxes on rice
Dec 14, Colombo: Pakistan's influential and sole rice exporters grouping, Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has urged Sri Lanka to slash import tax slapped on their shipments to Colombo and to double the imports of Pakistani basmati rice. ...
Health Minister orders probe into private hospital charges for outpatient drugs
Dec 14, Colombo: The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has ordered an investigation to find out whether the private hospitals are passing the benefits of the reductions gazetted by the government in the prices of essential drugs, stents and eye lenses. ...
India expects Sri Lanka to keep their security concerns in mind regarding Hambanthota
Dec 14, New Delhi: India says it continues to take up its security concerns with Sri Lanka and expects the Government of Sri Lanka to keep New Delhi's security concerns and sensitivities in mind with regard to development in the neighborhood. ...
Sri Lanka setting Guinness record for World's tallest Christmas tree shows national coexistence - PM
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka, a Buddhist majority country, setting the Guinness record for World's tallest Christmas tree shows national coexistence, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says. ...
UNP calls on people to join the party for a fair election
Dec 14, Colombo: Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake, reminding the situation in the past, pledged that the United National Party will hold a fair and peaceful election and invited the people to join the party for a fair election....
Australia returns 29 Sri Lankan asylum seekers
Dec 14, Colombo: Australia has returned 29 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who attempted to enter the country illegally and they arrived in the island today. ...
Several Podujana Peramuna nominations rejected for lack of female representation
Dec 14, Colombo: The nominations submitted by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for several local government bodies were rejected today by the election officials. ...
Sri Lanka President addresses gem industry problems
Dec 14, Colombo: The representatives of Sri Lanka's lucrative gem industry Wednesday met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the problems they face in their work and seek reassurances. ...
Sri Lanka Police and Central Bank sign MoU to cooperate on financial Crimes investigations
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on financial Crimes investigations. ...
Sri Lanka becomes the 163rd state party to the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty
Dec 14, New York: Sri Lanka on Wednesday became the 163rd country to accede to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention fulfilling the pledge made last year to join the international community in supporting the ongoing landmine clearance program....
Moody's affirms ratings of three Sri Lankan banks; maintains negative outlook
Dec 14, Colombo: Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the long-term ratings of three banks in Sri Lanka (B1 negative). The rating actions follow the affirmation of Sri Lanka's B1 sovereign rating. ...
Sri Lanka Tourism concludes successful roadshows and food & cultural Event in Australia
Dec 14, Colombo: With a growing focus on the Australian market, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) concluded a series of events that kept Australia interested an entire week, which commenced from 20th November 2017. ...
Project to extend Marine Drive as an underground road to Colombo Port City
Dec 14, Colombo: A project will be launched to extend the Marine Drive as an undersea road from the Kollupitiya Railway Station to the Chaithya Road with access to the Colombo Port City....
Passenger terminal facilitating 15 million passengers per year to be built in Colombo Airport
Dec 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has focused on improving the passenger handling capacity of its international airport in Colombo significantly. ...
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