Category: General

NIC’S CANNOT BE PRINTED AS SHORTAGE OF PAPER

Due to the shortage of materials used for printing National Identity Cards (NIC), the issuance of NICs for children born after 2005 has been suspended until August. Department of Registration of Persons’ Commissioner General Pradeep Saputhanthri said that arrangements have been made to issue a certified document instead of the NIC to these children to […]

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EMBARKATION TAX AS NEW LEVY

The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority said that the current government has not imposed the embarkation levy of $60 as a new levy, the President’s Media Division clarifies. It has been in existence and was included in the airfare, the PMD adds.

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CBSL ANNOUNCES LATEST CURRENCY RATES

The Sri Lanka rupee has slightly appreciated against the US Dollar in comparison to yesterday (18). The selling rate of the US Dollar has reduced to Rs. 371.39, while the buying rate has increased to Rs. 360.55. According to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the rupee has slightly fluctuated against the other foreign currencies. (NewsWire)

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Sigiriya – The “Eighth Wonder of the World”

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock Sinhala: සීගිරිය, Tamil: சிகிரியா, pronounced see-gi-ri-yə) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.[citation needed] According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was […]

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Tourism in Sri Lanka

Tourism in Sri Lanka is growing rapidly. For centuries, Sri Lanka has been a popular place of attraction for foreign travelers. The Chinese traveler Fa-Hien visited Sri Lanka as early as the 4th century, and in the twelfth century, Italian explorer Marco Polo claimed Sri Lanka to be the “best island of its size in […]

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Weli Pawuru Latest Sri Lankan Movie

Weli Pawuru tells the story of selfless parents who sacrifice everything for the sake of their kids, and often find themselves at the receiving end of their children’s ungratefulness. Directed by Sunil Premarathna, the film stars Mahendra Perera, Dilhani Ekanayake, Surya Dayaruwan and Tharuka Wanniarachchi in central roles.

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Music of Sri Lanka

The music of Sri Lanka has its roots in four primary influences: ancient folk rituals, Buddhist religious traditions, the legacy of European colonisation, and the commercial and historical influence of nearby Indian culture—specifically, Bollywood cinema.[1] The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in Sri Lanka, landing in the mid-15th century.[2] They brought with them […]

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