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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, January 29, 2022
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1998  First local elections held in Jaffna after 15 years, but failed to provide political stability.
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Another 82 new omicron cases detected in Sri Lanka
Jan 29, Colombo: Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Director of the Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in a Twitter message announced that 82 new cases of Omicron have been identified in his laboratory. ...
Dialog Enterprise powers the National Industry Exhibition and Awards Ceremony 2022
Jan 29, Colombo: As part of its continued efforts of reviving Sri Lankan industries and SMEs in the new normal, Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, announced its Title Sponsorship of the National Industry Exhibition and Awards Ceremony 2022, ...
Two killed in fiery crash on expressway
Jan 29, Colombo: Two persons were killed in a lorry accident on the Kaduwela to Kadawatha lane of the Colombo Outer Circular Expressway this morning (29), the police said. ...
Sri Lanka Speaker contracts COVID-19
Jan 29, Colombo: Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has also contracted the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. ...
India’s NIA to probe arrest of a Sri Lankan woman with fake passport
Jan 29, Colombo: India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over investigation of a case involving the arrest of a Sri Lankan woman with a fake Indian passport, in Chennai. ...
Sri Lanka increased exports by 23% amidst challenging environment - Trade Minister
Jan 28, Colombo: Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena said Sri Lanka increased exports by 23% amidst challenging environment faced both locally and globally. ...
Foreign Ministry launches 1919 Call Centre Services for reserving appointments for consular services
Jan 28, Colombo: The Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry has made arrangements for public to make an appointment by contacting the Government Information Center at 1919. ...
Sri Lanka requests UNICEF’s support to provide clean drinking water to children in rural areas
Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Vasudeva Nanayakkara said he has requested the UNICEF to provide support and knowledge needed to constantly provide country’s children with high quality clean drinking water for the protection of child health. ...
Sri Lanka marks the first anniversary of Covid vaccination program tomorrow
Jan 28, Colombo: The national program to mark the one year anniversary of the Covid vaccination program in Sri Lanka will be held tomorrow at 10.06 am under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Health Ministry. ...
Sri Lanka identifies 961 new COVID-19 cases Friday, total rises to 608,065
Jan 28, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 961 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday. ...
Customs seizes illegally imported beetroot worth Rs. 3 million
Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs has seized 16,000 kilos of beetroot worth over Rs. 3 million, illegally imported under the guise of potatoes, Customs Media Spokesman, Deputy Director Sudaththa Silva said....
Special traffic plan in Colombo from tomorrow to Independence Day
Jan 28, Colombo: The 74th Independence Day celebrations this year will be held on the 4th February 2022 at the Independence Square in Colombo. ...
Sri Lanka reports 17 Covid-19 deaths on Friday, toll rises to 15,386
Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Friday reported 17 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday, January 27....
Turkey, Sri Lanka discuss opening up Turkish market for Sri Lankan products
Jan 28, Colombo: Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the attention has been paid on promoting trade between Sri Lanka and Turkey....
More than 600 million plastic spoons are thrown into the environment every year in Sri Lanka
Jan 28, Colombo: Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Environment says that more than 600 million plastic spoons are thrown into the environment in Sri Lanka every year. ...
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