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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Monday, February 19, 2018
On this day in ...
1990  Prominent newscaster and human rights activist Richard de Zoysa's body was found in the sea at Moratuwa after being abducted two days earlier by the police.
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2003  During the 2003 Cricket world cup, Sri Lanka beat Canada by nine wickets at Paarl, South Africa. The game lasted just two hours and 23.3 overs, the shortest in the 28 year old history of the World Cup.
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Corruption case against Wimal Weerawansa postponed to May 16
Feb 19, Colombo: The case filed by the Bribery Commission against former Minister and National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa will be taken up for hearing on the 16th of May. ...
Iranian Navy ships depart Colombo Port in Sri Lanka after successful tour
Feb 19, Colombo: The Iranian naval fleet, comprising Tonb logistic-combat warship and two destroyers -Naqdi and Bayandor arrived at Colombo Port in Sri Lanka has departed Monday (19) after completion of a successful four-day tour. ...
Delimitation Committee on Provincial Councils hands over report to Minister
Feb 19, Colombo: The Delimitation Committee for the conduct of Provincial Council elections today handed over its report on the delimitation of electorates to the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha today. ...
Sri Lanka parliament debates Code of Conduct for parliamentarians and revising Standing Orders after 24 years
Feb 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament today held a debate on the revising Draft Standing Orders of Parliament after 24 years and on the draft Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament. ...
Significant increase in container handling operations at Colombo Port this year
Feb 19, Colombo: Cargo handling capacity of the Port of Colombo has increased significantly showing continuous growth in the container handling operations since the fourth quarter of 2017, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said. ...
Sri Lanka President's party decides to stay in unity government ending political crisis
Feb 19, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by (SLFP led by President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday decided to stay in the unity government with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) ending the political crisis resulted after the local government elections. ...
Parties to be officially notified of number of members elected to local councils soon
Feb 19, Colombo: Additional Commissioner of Election M. M. Mohamed has said that measures are being taken to officially notify today (19) the political parties of the number of members elected to Local Government bodies from the respective party. ...
Sri Lanka parliament to debate current political crisis
Feb 19, Colombo: When the Sri Lankan parliament convened this morning, political party leaders have decided to hold a debate on the prevailing political situation in the country in the aftermath of the Local Government election....
Technology is Eating the World: How technology dominates the customer experience and changes industries
Feb 19, Colombo: In a meeting with the American Chamber of commerce in Sri Lanka recently, Mani Kulasooriya - founder of Sysco LABS, and Ron May, Vice President of eSolutions at Sysco, addressed the audience with a presentation on the way that "Technology is eating the World"...
First segment of Sri Lanka army troops 12th contingent leave for Lebanon on UN peacekeeping
Feb 19, Colombo: The first segment of 12th Force Protection Company (FPC) for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) left the island early this morning (18) in order to assume their roles and tasks in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon, Army media unit said. ...
Doha Bank CEO honored with 'Award of Excellence' by Sri Lanka
Feb 19, Doha: The government of Sri Lanka has bestowed an 'Award of Excellence' to Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman during a recently-held cultural program in Doha. ...
PM says will step down only if lost by a no-confidence vote - report
Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe has told President Maithripala Sirisena that he will not resign from the Prime Minister post unless he lost in a no-confidence motion passed in parliament. ...
SLFP decides to leave coalition government - report
Feb 18, Colombo: One of the major parties in Sri Lanka's coalition government, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to leave the unity government, reports from Colombo say. ...
Nearly 4,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers return home from Kuwait
Feb 18, Colombo: Nearly 4,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers who have been overstaying in Kuwait are getting ready to return or have returned to the island within the grace period provided by the Kuwait government, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment said. ...
UN welcomes decision adopted under Sri Lanka's Presidency to advance work of the Conference on Disarmament
Feb 18, Geneva: The Conference on Disarmament (CD) presided over by Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has adopted a decision to establish five subsidiary bodies to discuss all items in its agenda, with a view to advance the substantive work of the Conference. ...
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