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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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Thursday, July 18, 2019
On this day in ...
1996  LTTE overran the military complex in north-eastern Mullaitivu killing 1,200 soldiers.
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Talks with Minister fail, Postal workers to continue strike for today
July 18, Colombo: The 48-hour token strike launched by the employees of the Colombo Central Postal Exchange commenced at 4.00 pm Tuesday (16) will continue for today. ...
Commercial Bank launches ComBank Q+ - Sri Lanka's first QR based payment app under LANKAQR
July 18, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has launched ComBank Q+ - the first Quick Response (QR) based payment app to be launched under LANKAQR - creating history yet again by introducing technology that matters in the lives of the Bank's customers. ...
EU, UK, European countries reiterate opposition to implementing death penalty in Sri Lanka
July 18, Colombo: The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in agreement with the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission on Thursday reiterated its strong opposition to implementing death penalty in Sri Lanka. ...
Citra Social Innovation Lab leads training on essential tools for Sri Lanka public sector excellence
July 18, Colombo: Similar to other countries in the region, Sri Lanka has experienced rising urbanization, technological innovation, deepening inequality, vulnerability to disasters and dramatic environmental risks. ...
Japan provides Human Resources Development Scholarships for the Sri Lankan public sector
July 18, Colombo: The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) Program was introduced in Sri Lanka in 2010 by the Government of Japan in order to provide opportunities to the executive level public sector officials to undergo Master Degree Programs in prominent universities in Japan. ...
Sri Lanka trade deficit considerably narrows in May 2019 as imports decline and exports increase
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector remained relatively stable in May 2019 as the year-on-year trade deficit continued to narrow significantly in May 2019, the Central Bank reported in its External Sector Performance review for the month....
Cheese and Wine are celebrated at Alliance Francaise of Kotte as part of French Spring Festival
July 18, Colombo: The French Spring Festival is an occasion for people in France to celebrate art and culture, and the Alliance Francaise of Kotte, which the recognized and accredited branch of the Alliance Francaise in Paris, gave prominence to one important aspect of French culture which is gastronomy. ...
BOI inks agreement with edotco to equip Sri Lanka with Smart City Solutions
July 18, Colombo: The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and edotco Sri Lanka, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company today entered into an agreement to invest in the latest Smart City solutions and energy efficient systems towards further developing the country's connectivity landscape. ...
Two youths attempting to take selfie gone missing in sea
July 17, Colombo: Four youths who had attempted to take selfie on a rock in the Rumassala area in Unawatuna had fallen into the sea and two of them have gone missing, Police Media Office said. ...
Minister requests trade unions to postpone postal strike until Friday
July 17, Colombo: Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M H A Haleem has requested the postal trade unions to postpone their strike until Friday. ...
Term of Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud extended
July 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena in an Extraordinary Gazette notification has announced that the term of the Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud was extended by two and a half months from 14th July. ...
Paddy purchasing in Northern Province begins
July 16, Colombo: The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) has purchased 11,642 metric tons (MT) of paddy in the Northern Province under the government certified price at a cost of Rs. 447 million. ...
UN expert to visit Sri Lanka to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
July 16, Colombo: UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country. ...
Sri Lanka postal workers to launch 48-hour strike from 4 pm today
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a 48-hour token strike from 4 pm today (16) over a number of unresolved issues. ...
Three faculties at Ruhuna University to be reopened tomorrow
July 16, Colombo: The Administration of the Ruhuna University has decided to reopen three faculties located at the Wellamadama complex tomorrow (17), Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena said....
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