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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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Sunday, January 19, 2020
On this day in ...
1983  K.T.Pulendran, the United National Party chief organizer for Vavuniya was assasinated by Tamil militants.
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1985  Tamil Tiger militants bombed the Yal Devi train at Kokavil killing 34 people and destroying the train tracks. The attack effectively ended the north-south rail transport.
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STF arrests 9 touters for harassing passengers at the Katunayake international airport
Jan 19, Colombo: Nine people have been arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF) for illegally waiting in the restricted zone near the arrival terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake and obstructing and touting passengers....
Speaker calls on UNF leaders to remain united and move forward
Jan 19, Colombo: Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya has urged the leaders of the United National Front led by the United National Party (UNP) to remain united and move forward, the Office of the Speaker said. ...
ComBank gives Credit Card holders 2 million reasons to switch to e-statements
Jan 19, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has committed more than Rs 2 Million to encourage the Bank’s Credit Card holders to do their bit for the planet by opting for electronic statements instead of printed statements. ...
No need to restrict foreign travel due to new coronavirus from China - Health Ministry
Jan 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health issuing a statement said there is no need for Sri Lankans to limit their foreign travel due to the new viral disease reported from China....
UN Resident Coordinator commends President’s commitment to sustainable development
Jan 18, Colombo: United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanna Singer has responded positively to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s commitment to sustainable development, the President’s Media Division said....
India pledges US$ 50 million assistance to Sri Lanka to buy security equipment
Jan 18, Colombo: India has pledged a US$ 50 million assistance to Sri Lanka to help the country purchase equipment for its security forces, when National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday....
Special committee to provide relief to victims of ragging
Jan 18, Colombo: The government has decided to appoint a special committee to provide relief to students who were victimized by ragging at the higher education institutions, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said....
Two Sri Lankan women killed in Abu Dhabi bus crash
Jan 18, Colombo: The United Arab Emirates officials Saturday have confirmed that two women from Sri Lanka were among those killed in the horrific bus crash in Abu Dhabi last Thursday. ...
Sri Lanka lifts ban on civilian drone operations
Jan 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has lifted the ban on civilian drone operations that was imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 263 people in April, last year. ...
President emphasizes connecting all government institutions through a single data network
Jan 18, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has emphasized the importance of integrating data and information of all government institutions through a central data network in order to eliminate the unnecessary delays, corruption, fraud and duplication....
Army troops detect explosives and cannabis in two buses
Jan 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army troops manning roadblocks Friday (17) on two separate occasions have detected explosives and cannabis transporting in two buses, the Army Media Unit said....
Chinese research vessel “Xiang Yang Hong 06” conducts research on microorganisms in Sri Lankan waters
Jan 18, Colombo: “Xiang Yang Hong 06”, a research vessel belongs to the People’s Republic of China is currently engaged in a research on micro-organisms in the seas and on the sea bed of the territorial waters of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Navy said. ...
New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa assumes office
Jan 18, Colombo: Masatsugu Asakawa assumed office as the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today....
UNF leaders decide to form a new alliance with Sajith as the leader
Jan 17, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Harin Fernando said the majority of the UNP has decided that Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa should be the leader of the party and they will commence the forming of a new alliance with MP Premadasa as the leader from tomorrow. ...
MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s bail application rejected
Jan 17, Colombo: The Gangodawila Magistrate’s Court today rejected a request to grant bail to MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who was remanded until 29th, when he was produced in the Magistrate’s Court Friday. ...
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