Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha says that necessary steps will be taken to hold Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) elections before May 31. The election to appoint office bearers for the cricket governing body og hte country was scheduled to be held on May 19, however was postponed due to an issue with the Elections Committee.
Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan will be exhibited at Sumanaramaya at Kumbalwella in Galle on 5th May, at Getambaruwa Raja Maha Vihara in Matara on 6th & 7th May, at Diyakalamulla Pirivena, Kuliyapitiya on 8th May, at Sri Sarananda Maha Pirivena in Anuradhapura on 9th & 10thMay, at Balagollla Budhist Centre in Kandy on 11th May and at Ambanwela Raja Maha Vihara on 12th May for public.
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army during a special meeting, heldlast morning (2nd) at the Commander's Office hailed Army Boxing achiever in the recent 21st Commonwealth Games, Sergeant Ishan Bandara of Corps of Engineer Services (CES) and assured him of all support for his future endeavors.
Colombo is the third most popular non-European destinations for Brits followed by New York and Orlando respectively, the UK’s Daily Mail reported quoting an analysis conducted by the search site Kayak.co.uk.
The funeral of internationally acclaimed filmmaker Dr. Lester James Peries took place with full state honors, at Independence Square, Colombo, amidst large gathering of artistes, politicians and the public. Mourners from the mighty to the humblest including the leading lights in the film world who appreciated and talked of his immense contribution to the local film industry were present at the funeral.
The inaugural ceremony of special International Buddhist Conference of Rajagiriya Sadaham Sewana International Buddhist Centre was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (2nd May).
On last Sunday ( 29th, April 2018), the Government of Japan announced the conferment of “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” upon Professor Carlo Fonseka, in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of Japanese culture in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka moved up to sixth place in this year’s MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, released today, with a rating of 94. This is one position better than the team's seventh-place rank, and rating of 91, last year.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dacic would visit India, Nepal and Sri Lanka from May 2 to 8, the B92 News station reported on Monday. The Serbian Foreign Ministry has said in a statement that PM Dacic would be meeting with top officials of the three countries.
In order to present the richest Buddhist historical legacy to the Sri Lankan people, Pakistan has sent the most sacred relics of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka on April 28, 2018 for exposition in connection with the Annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival.