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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
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Saturday, December 7, 2019
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2001  Sri Lanka’s elections commissioner announced that the United National Party lead by Ranil Wickramasinghe won the violence marred election with a clear majority. The commissioner annulled the results of several voting centers due to vote rigging and intimidation. The election result brought for the first time a president and a prime minister from opposing parties.
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Sri Lanka adds another 269 hectares to the map with opening of Colombo Port City
Dec 07, Colombo: Adding 269 hectares to the map of Sri Lanka, the Colombo Port City was officially declared part of Sri Lanka today at a ceremony held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa....
Heavy floods in Sri Lanka's North and East displace thousands, reservoirs overflow
Dec 07, Colombo: Thousands of people have been displaced as a result of torrential rains in Northern and Eastern provinces, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) reported. ...
Archbishop testifies for the second day before the Presidential Commission inquiring Easter Sunday attacks
Dec 07, Colombo: Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith for the second day today gave a statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed by former President to investigate the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday....
Navy relief teams deployed to areas affected by adverse weather
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has deployed a number of relief teams to many areas in the country affected by the adverse weather conditions. ...
Sri Lanka's Caroline Jurie crowned Mrs World 2020
Dec 07, Colombo: Caroline Jurie has been crowned Mrs. World 2020 at the World Pageant held in Las Vegas, United States on December 06. ...
Kilinochchi Troops transport flood-affected O/L students to exam centers
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Troops of Security Forces Kilinochchi yesterday assisted transporting the GCE O/L candidates in Kilinochchi who have been stranded by Thursday evening's torrential rains to the examination centers. ...
District officials instructed to expedite provision of facilities for O/L students in weather affected districts
Dec 07, Colombo: The Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon has instructed the Government Agents in the districts affected by inclement weather to provide necessary facilities for the students who are sitting for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination. ...
Sri Lanka Muslim party leader 'fine' with lack of Muslim ministers in new government
Dec 07, Colombo: Leader of Muslim party, All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen says he has no issue with the lack of Muslim ministers in the current government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the new government takes all people as "Sri Lankans". ...
Sri Lanka Insurance Life records sturdy growth of 13.6 % by 3Q
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Insurance (SLIC) records a rigorous growth of 13.59 percent, surpassing the industry growth in the life insurance sector for the period ended September 30, 2019....
60 police officers receive transfers
Dec 07, Colombo: The Police Headquarters said that 60 police officers including four Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) have been transferred with immediate effect by the National Police Commission on operational requirements....
Plans to develop Mattala airport as a cargo airport
Dec 07, Colombo: Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga says that the new government's vision is to develop domestic air operations, not just the international operations for the future of business and tourism industry by developing all airports in the country. ...
Australia extends highest possible support to Sri Lanka
Dec 06, Colombo: The Australian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka David Holly called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (06). ...
Bribery Commission files case against Piyankara Jayaratne again
Dec 06, Colombo: The Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption today filed a case in the Colombo High Court today against State Minister Piyankara Jayaratne for abusing his power during his tenure as Civil Aviation Minister in the previous United People's Freedom Alliance government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa....
UK court fines Brigadier Priyanka Fernando for offensive gesture
Dec 06, London: A UK court in London today in absentia convicted Brigadier Priyanka Fernando of violating UK's Public Order Act, by an offensive gesture and fined £4000 after the court ruled that he was not protected by diplomatic immunity....
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith gives statement to Presidential Commission inquiring Easter Sunday attacks
Dec 06, Colombo: Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today visited the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday....
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