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Saturday, May 27, 2017
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1597  The powerless King Dharmapala who lived under the custody of the Portugese at Kotte died. The Portugese thus claimed a legal right to rule all of Lanka except the Kandyan kingdom.
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1958  Emergency rule was declared to contain Sinhala-Tamil ethnic riots and the Federal Party which was agitating against the Sinhala only official language act was banned.
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2003  Geoffrey Bawa, a world renowned Sri Lankan architect died at the age of 83. Among Bawa’s many masterpieces are the Sri Lankan parliament and the Kandalama hotel.
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2006  Six Sri Lankan tourists, including award winning writer and environmentalist Nihal de Silva were killed in a landmine blast in the Wilpattu national park.
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Sri Lanka Navy chief reviews Indian Naval Academy passing out parade
May 27, Ezhimala, Kerala: Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne today reviewed the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 338 cadets at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala. ...
Government allocates Rs. 150 million for immediate relief measures
May 27, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has increased the amount of money allocated for the preliminary relief measures in seven districts affected by the flood and landslide, Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said Saturday....
Update: Death toll from adverse weather in Sri Lanka rises to 113, over 493,000 displaced
May 27, Colombo: The death toll from severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka has increased up to 113 by the end of the day, Saturday, Co- Cabinet spokesman Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressing media this evening (27th May) said....
President discuses immediate steps for necessary relief measures to disaster-hit people
May 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said a proper program based on information obtained from the relevant institutions would be implemented to build the houses destroyed due to the adverse weather. ...
US to send emergency assistance to Sri Lanka for flood relief
May 27, Colombo: The United States Ambassador in Sri Lanka Atul Keshap today said the people of his country will send emergency assistance worth Rs.15 million for immediate relief to those affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. ...
Pakistan to send relief assistance for Sri Lanka
May 27, Colombo: The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad Khan Sipra, in a message to the people and Government of Sri Lanka has said that the people and Government of Pakistan are aggrieved over the floods and mudslides triggered by Monsoon rains in Sri Lanka which caused death and destruction in many parts of the country. ...
Indian Naval Ship Kirch arrives in Sri Lanka with relief assistance for people displaced by floods
May 27, Colombo: The first Indian naval ship dispatched to Sri Lanka to assist render assistance to rescue and relief operations arrived in Colombo Port this morning....
Death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 100, another 99 missing
May 27, Colombo: The death toll from severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 100 on Saturday while another 99 are reported missing, the Disaster Management Center said in its latest situation report. ...
Sri Lanka Air Force Airman fell off from helicopter during flood rescue operations dies
May 27, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Airman who had fallen from a helicopter while engaging in a flood rescue operation in Neluwa area in Galle has died. ...
Indian PM condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides
May 27, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides and expressed solidarity with Sri Lanka, assuring of complete assistance in relief and rehabilitation operations. ...
India dispatches three Navy ships to assist Sri Lanka disaster relief operations
May 27, Colombo: The Indian government has offered to assist Sri Lanka in rescue and relief operations after floods and landslides fueled by torrential rains left 91 people dead and another 110 missing. ...
Orientation program for Jaffna Sunday schoolteachers on national integration, reconciliation
May 27, Colombo: A national reconciliation event was held in Jaffna at Weerasingham Hall, with the participation of over 1000 religious school teachers, to introduce and institutionalize National Integration and Reconciliation concepts and principles to the Sunday school teaching. ...
Sri Lanka's John Keells profit before tax increases 19% to Rs.22.89 billion for 2016/17
May 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's blue chip conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH) recorded a 19 percent increase in the Group's recurring Profit Before Tax (PBT) and the profits attributable to equity holders for the financial year 2013/14. ...
Sri Lanka PM instructs tri forces and police to provide relief to flood affected people
May 26, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he has received a full report on the present climate situation and relevant institutions have informed him that the emergency situation will continue. ...
Sri Lanka seeks UN assistance to handle the worsening flood situation
May 26, Colombo: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka. ...
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