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An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London

Musical instruments, regardless of the individual type, we were told, generate soothing notes by a simple physical process of resonance. If the musician in question could effortlessly extend the very process beyond the instrument of her choice, straight into the audience in such a way that the human souls spontaneously react to the pleasant flow of subtle vibrations, by definition, she belongs to a rare breed of gifted geniuses, who have been leaving indelible footprints in the sand of human entertainment on regular basis since time immemorial.

An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London
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A ride in Peter's ‘tuk-tuk’!

No vacation is complete for me without having a ride in Peter’s ‘tuk-tuk’ – three-wheeler, at least a ride from Wellawatta to Galle Face Green.

A ride in Peter's ‘tuk-tuk’!
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Justice (Mrs) Chandra Ekanayake Sworn-in as the Acting Chief Justice before the President

Supreme Court Judge Mrs. Chandra Ekanayake was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (June 8) at Presidential Secretariat.

Justice (Mrs) Chandra Ekanayake Sworn-in as the Acting Chief Justice before the President
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Sri Lanka Strengthens engagement with UNESCO and France

During the visit of Minister Karu Jayasuriya to Paris in his capacity as Minister of Buddha Sasana, Public Administration, Local Government and Democratic Governance to attend the Vesak Symposium, he met with Madam Irina Bokova, Director-General/UNESCO for a brief courtesy call on 27th May, 2015. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, who is also the Chairman of the Sri Lanka National Commission to UNESCO participated in this meeting.

Meeting with Director General UNESCO
Meeting with Director General UNESCO
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Hard work overcomes hard luck": Leela Shikhdar

Leela Shikhdhar was born in a farmer’s family of village Gabia. She had to leave her studies midway after passing Class 8 as her mother got sick and the responsibility of managing the household chores and looking after her four siblings fell upon her. But after her marriage she managed to finish her high school. Leela was married at the age of 13 years, in a farmer’s household that owned 30 bighas of land. Her husband, the eldest of 3 male siblings, had studied till class 7 and was into farming.

Leela Shikhdhar
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Islamist fundamentalism raises head in Mauritius

Mauritius is witnessing an upsurge in Islamist fundamentalist elements since the general elections held last December.

Islamist fundamentalism raises head in Mauritius
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Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo

The international documentary film ‘Common Ground’ focusing on Sri Lanka’s human-elephant conflict was screened at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. on June 5th, 2015. The screening was jointly organized by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington D.C.

 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
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