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, January 16, 2018
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1917  A Buddhist Girls' College opened at Turret Road (later renamed Dharmapala Mawatha), Colombo. 20 students enrolled with Dr. Banning as Principal and Mr. W. A. De Silva as Trustee. This school was later moved to Colombo - 4 and renamed Vishaka Vidyala.
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1945  Ceylon official time was turned back by one hour to GMT + 5:30.
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1948  Mr. A. Sinnalebbe, MP for Batticaloa tabled a motion in the State Council proposing the Lion Flag of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe that was taken to Britain in 1815 be made the National Flag.
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Sri Lanka's services sector expands at a higher rate than manufacturing sector in December 2017
Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's services sector expanded at a higher rate than the manufacturing sector in December 2017 although both sectors showed progress compared to the previous month, the Central Bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Survey released for the month showed. ...
ADB provides additional $75 million to support SME development in Sri Lanka
Jan 16, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) on Tuesday said its Board of Directors has approved $75 million in additional financing to continue support toward the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), considered vital for economic growth and job creation in Sri Lanka....
Former Navy officer arrested over abduction of youth remanded till 25th
Jan 16, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded a former intelligence officer of the Sri Lanka Navy who was arrested yesterday for the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in Colombo in the year 2008/2009. ...
Sri Lanka government plans to develop 13 hospitals with Chinese aid
Jan 16, Colombo: With the assistance of the Government of China, 13 Sri Lankan hospitals will be developed to provide better services to the public, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne said. ...
Court to consider petition against 14 rejected nominations
Jan 16, Colombo: The Appeal Court today said that a petition filed by several political parties against the rejection of nominations for 14 local bodies including Maharagama Urban Council will be considered on 19th January...
Sri Lanka PM expects the Central Expressway to bring economic development to northern provinces
Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the construction of the Central Expressway will ensure good infrastructure stretching from Hambantota to Kandy, growing the economy and creating jobs. ...
Sri Lanka Central Bank confirms conducting a forensic audit into past bond issues
Jan 16, Colombo: the Central Bank of Sri Lanka confirmed today that in response to the numerous requests, the Bank will conduct a forensic audit into the issuance of Treasury bonds during the period from 2008 -2014. ...
'Sri Lanka, Pakistan are the only two countries which understand what it takes to defeat terrorism' - Pakistan COAS
Jan 16, Colombo: Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka said no other country understands how to defeat terrorism better than Pakistan and Sri Lanka....
Sri Lanka Telecom's first purpose-built Tier 3 Data Center opens today
Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) will launch its newly built, state-of-the-art, Tier 3 (Tier III) Data Centre at Pitipana, Homagama today with the participation of visiting Indian Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad as the Chief Guest....
Two-day dengue prevention program in several districts from tomorrow
Jan 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Health has decided to launch a special two-day dengue prevention program from Wednesday in several districts of the country to prevent the disease spreading. ...
Ministry of Social Empowerment to provide additional relief to Divulapitiya people affected by winds
Jan 16, Colombo: Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake stated that the Ministry of Social Empowerment, Welfare will also provide assistance to the people, whose houses were damaged due to the gusting winds recently in Divulapitiyaa area, in addition to the Rs. 10,000 relief provided by the government. ...
Pakistan Army Chief arrives in Sri Lanka on goodwill tour
Jan 16, Colombo: Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday for a three-day visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake....
Sri Lanka participates in Austria's largest Holiday and Travel Show Ferien - Messe Wien 2018
Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka participated in the Ferien - Messe Wien 2018, Austria's largest holiday and travel show held from 11-14 January 2018 in Vienna. ...
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 16 Indian fishermen and seized their boats on Sunday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters. ...
GMOA threatens to launch a lightning strike after Jan 22
Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka state doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) yesterday warned that they will launch an island wide lightning strike without prior warning after January 22 if the government fails to fulfill its demands within this week. ...
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