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A Request for Help
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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An air travel bubble between Sri Lanka and India to be launched soon
Feb 28, Colombo: A decision has been taken to launch an air travel bubble between Sri Lanka and India soon, the Government Information Department said. ...
Sri Lanka Air Force to procure two high-tech aircraft from US and India to monitor the seas
Feb 28, Colombo: The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana has told Silumina that steps have been taken to procure two state-of-the-art aircraft from the United States and India for monitoring Sri Lankan waters to prevent maritime crimes including all extremist activities conducted across the Indian Ocean centering Sri Lanka....
Government to amend the Criminal Code to expedite the punishment of criminals
Feb 28, Colombo: The government has decided to amend the Criminal Law Act to curb the rising crime rate. The aim is to set up a judicial mechanism that can resolve a criminal case and impose a sentence in as little as three months....
Prime Minister launches National Program for Establishment of Export Agricultural Zones from Hambantota
Feb 27, Colombo: The National Program for the Establishment of Export Agriculture Zones in accordance with the “Vision of Prosperity” policy commenced Saturday (27) at the historic Kasagala Rajamaha Viharaya in Hambanthota under the patronage of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. ...
Burial of Covid bodies not allowed until the circular is issued - DGHS
Feb 27, Colombo: Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena states that it has been decided to prepare a preliminary draft of the Corona Victim Burial Guide. ...
Angelo Mathews named stand-in T20I Captain for Windies tour
Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today announced that Angelo Mathews has been appointed as the stand-in captain, for the T20 International series vs West Indies. ...
China commends the efforts taken by the Sri Lankan government to promote and protect human rights
Feb 27, Colombo: China says Sri Lankan government is committed to protecting human rights and social development and strongly opposes state intervention and the use of human rights for political purposes....
Coronavirus update: 460 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 82,890
Feb 27, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 460 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. ...
Program to sink discarded buses and boats in sea to promote fish breeding
Feb 27, Colombo: Another program to sink discarded buses and fishing vessels with the objective to increase the fish population in the sea was launched at the Galle Fisheries Harbor today under the patronage of State Minister of Fisheries Kanchana Wijesekara....
President instructs to alleviate teacher shortage in schools, poverty in remote villages
Feb 27, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today instructed the relevant authorities to alleviate long-term teacher shortages in schools in villages and introduce new technology to farmers to increase their harvest as measures to alleviate poverty. ...
Guidelines for burials of COVID corpses next week
Feb 27, Colombo: The necessary guidelines for the burial of people who died of COVID-19 will be announced next week, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday (27). ...
ComBank ranked the ‘Strongest Bank in Sri Lanka in 2020’ by Asian Banker
Feb 27, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been declared the ‘Strongest Bank in Sri Lanka in 2020’ by the Asian Banker Magazine, based on the strength of its balance sheet. ...
All arrangements are in place to conduct the GCE Ordinary Level Examination on Monday
Feb 27, Colombo: All arrangements are in place to conduct the GCE Ordinary Level Examination from Monday ensuring the health and safety of the students, the Minister of Education Prof. GL Peiris said....
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship arrives at port of Hambantota
Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship Setogiri arrived at the Port of Hambanthota on Thursday, February 25....
Sri Lanka Navy personnel deployed to hospitals to ensure uninterrupted services amid strike
Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has deployed naval troops including medical staffers to several hospitals to avoid inconveniences faced by the general public in view of the recent strike announced by a section of healthcare minor staffers....
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