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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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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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1999  Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels - many of them women - attacked three villages in the North Eastern province, killing at least 50 people
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Sri Lanka PM says sweeping changes needed for a leapfrog in economy
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said sweeping changes in multiple levels are needed to propel Sri Lanka on a leapfrog trajectory to growth and not stagnate in the middle-income trap. ...
Sri Lanka Administration Service calls off strike
Sept 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Administrative Services Association has called-off the planned island wide trade union action after the authorities have taken measures to address their demands regarding the salaries....
NDB opens trading at CSE to celebrate 40th Anniversary
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Development Bank PLC, participated at a market opening ceremony at the Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday and rang the market opening bell as part of a series of events organized by the company to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. ...
Justice Minister appreciates Boossa prison officers for meticulous action
Sept 18, Colombo: Minister of Justice and Prisons Reforms Thalatha Athukorala appreciated the prison officers who found the mobile phones and chargers taken to the underworld leader jailed in the Boossa high security prison....
Special announcement from UNP general secretary regarding party's candidate for presidential election
Sept 17, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam states that certain parties in an organized effort are attempting to portray that there is a crisis within the UNP and the other parties that are allied with it regarding the candidate for the upcoming presidential election. ...
Sri Lanka President explains the finances of Rs. 19 billion South Asia's tallest telecommunication tower
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) saving a staggering amount of funds invested Rs. 4 billion in the Lotus Tower project after China Exim Bank decided to loan only Rs. 12 billion for the Rs. 19 billion project, the President's Office said in a media release. ...
Sri Lanka Central Bank assists The Finance Company to find a suitable investor to revive the company
Sept 17, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said the troubled finance company, the Finance Company PLC (TFC), has not find a suitable investor to revive he company and it is now vital to find an acceptable investor to bring equity capital to TFC ...
Election officials and political party representatives discuss dates for presidential election
Sept 17, Colombo: A meeting between Elections Commission officials and political party representatives was held today (17) at the Elections Secretariat, Rajagiriya. ...
Sri Lanka Speaker sets abolishing executive presidency a condition to consider candidacy for presidential election
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he will consider the requests made to him to be the Presidential candidate only if he finds a political alliance that is ready to abolish Executive Presidency in the country. ...
Fundamental Rights petition against President's takeover of Sri Lanka Rupavahini
Sept 17, Colombo: A fundamental rights petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the President's takeover of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation by a Gazette notification. ...
Sri Lanka court sentences two Indians to life imprisonment for trafficking heroin
Sept 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced two Indian nationals to life imprisonment for smuggling in, possessing and trafficking heroin in Sri Lanka. ...
Democracy, Reconciliation, Rule of Law essential for Sri Lanka's economic development - Finance Minister
Sept 17, Colombo: Democracy, Reconciliation, and Rule of Law are essential for the sustainable economic development of Sri Lanka, country's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said delivering a speech at a premier economic event in Colombo today....
Sri Lanka signs its fourth Country Programme Framework with IAEA
Sept 17, Vienna: Sri Lanka Monday signed its fourth Country Programme Framework (CPF) with the International Atomic Energy Authority for the period of 2019 - 2025. ...
Selection of DPJ building to relocate Ag Ministry was based on a cabinet decision, PM tells Presidential Commission
Sept 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing corruption and fraud in state institutions that the DPJ Building was selected for the relocation of the Agriculture Ministry based on a Cabinet decision. ...
Former MP Shantha Bandara and two new UPFA members to be sworn in as MPs today
Sept 17, Colombo: Two new parliamentarians and a former parliamentarian are due to be sworn in as Members of Parliament when the parliament conveners this afternoon. ...
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