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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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Friday, August 23, 2019
On this day in ...
1200  The earliest recorded event in Sri Lankan history with an exact date, the coronation of king Sahasa Malla took place on this day.
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1907  A gem believed to be the largest Saphire in the world was found in the Ratnapura district. The stone was named 'Blue Giant of the Orient' for its size. Once finished, the 466 carat Moonstone Saphire was two and a half inches long, almost two inches wide, and just under an inch thick.
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1987  Sri Lanka and India signed the Indo-Lanka peace accord.
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Office on Missing Persons opens third regional office in Jaffna
Aug 24, Jaffna: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which is mandated to search for and trace the fate and whereabouts of missing and disappeared persons in Sri Lanka, opened its third regional office in Jaffna on Saturday, August 24....
UNP Deputy Leader avows to 'definitely contest' presidential election at Matara Rally
Aug 23, Colombo: Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa received a warm welcome at a rally held at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds in Matara in Matara today (Aug 23)....
PM says personal conflicts within the good governance government stalled building the country
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that although a good governance government was established to build the country, some conflicts of interest and personal conflicts among individual characters prevented the government from achieving its goals....
Army intelligence officer arrested over Keith Noyahr's abduction case
Aug 23, Colombo: Police say that another suspect has been arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr. ...
Attorney General instructs IGP to refrain from sending inconclusive reports
Aug 23, Colombo: The Attorney General has informed the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the reports submitted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to the Attorney General's Department appear to be inconclusive reports....
Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after suicide bombings
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter Sunday suicide bombings by Islamic extremists, officials said Friday (Aug 23). ...
Ukraine's SkyUp plans to launch flights to Sri Lanka from October
Aug 23, Kiev: Ukrainian-based SkyUp Airlines, a low-cost air carrier, which belongs to SkyUp LLC, plans to launch flights from Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv to Colombo, Sri Lanka. ...
Kanjipani Imran sentenced to six years imprisonment
Aug 23, Colombo: the Colombo High Court today sentenced underworld drug dealer Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran, to six years rigorous imprisonment for possessing and smuggling 5.3 kilograms of cannabis....
President emphasizes need for the construction industry to give priority to environment
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the construction industry needs to gives priority for the sustainable development and should not neglect the responsibility to protect the environment. ...
Two resigned state ministers sworn in again
Aug 23, Colombo: Parliamentarians Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, who resigned from their State Ministerial portfolios two months ago, were sworn in to their previous posts ...
Jamunadevi recognized for her efforts in empowering conflict-affected women
Aug 23, Colombo: Ms. Jamunadevi Ponnampalam, the Secretary to the Pungudutivu Food Manufacturers Society and the President of the Jaffna Palmyrah Handicrafts Guarantee Ltd was awarded the 'Sri Lanka Thilaka' award at the recent National Honors 2019....
Sri Lanka cuts policy rates to revive economy
Aug 23, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to relax monetary policies and reduce policy interest rates to revive the economic activity while the inflation remains low at mid-single digit levels, the Central Bank said in its monetary policy review on Friday. ...
Term of Chief of Defense Staff extended
Aug 23, Colombo: The term of Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has been extended by President Maithripala Sirisena. ...
CA Sri Lanka to break gender barriers in boardrooms with 'Board Ready Female Members Directory'
Aug 23, Colombo: In a landmark initiative aimed at breaking gender barriers across boardrooms, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently launched the 'Board Ready Female Members Directory' which promotes more female representation across boards in corporate Sri Lanka. ...
Foundation laid for Marine Aquatic Research Center
Aug 23, Colombo: Dilip Wedaarachchi, State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, yesterday laid the foundation for the construction of a Rs. 50 million Marine Aquaculture Research Center at the premises of the National Aquatic Resources Development and Research Agency (NARA). ...
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