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Tsunami Warning After 8.9 Earthquake near Indonesia

April 11, 2012 in Sri Lanka News

UPDATE: Tsunami warning has been cancelled

There is a Tsunami warning was issued for the whole Indian Ocean including east and south coast of Sri Lanka.

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001 PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS ISSUED AT 0845Z 11 APR 2012

“අද සවස 2.10ට පමණ සුමාත්‍රා දූපත් අසල සිදුවූ රිච්ටර් මාපකයේ 8.9 ප්‍රභලත්වයෙන් යුත් භූමිකම්පාවෙන් අද පස්වරු 4.00ට පමණ සුනාමි තත්ත්වයක් ඇතිවිය හැකි බැවින් ලංකාවේ දකුණු සහ නැගෙන හිර වෙරළතීරයේ ජනතාව ආරක්ෂිත ස්ථාන වෙත යන ලෙස කාලගුණ විද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ එස් එච් කාරියවසම් මහතා මීට ටික වේලා

වකට පෙර පැවසුවේය” – LankaDeepa

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට සුනාමි දළ රළ පමිණිය හැකියි සැක කරන වේලාවන්…..

ප.ව 4.00 ත්‍රිකුණාමලය
ප.ව 4.05 දෙවුන්දර
ප.ව 4.45 කොළොඹ
ප.ව 5.45 යාපනය

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යුරෝපීය සිනමා උළෙල ( European Film Festival )

October 2, 2011 in Sinhala, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka News

වාර්ෂිකව පවත්වනු ලබන යුරෝපීය සිනමා උළෙල මෙවරද ‍මෙරට පිහිටි යුරෝපීය තානාපති කාර්යාල සහ ජාතික චිත්‍රපට සංස්ථාවේ එකමුතුවෙන් ඔක්තෝබර් මස 01 වැනි දින සිට 10 වැනි දින දක්වා කොළඹ පිහිටි ජාතික චිත්‍රපට සංස්ථා සිනමා ශාලාවේදී සහ ගොතේ ආයතනයීය සිනමා ශාලාවේදී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිතය. සිව්වන වරට පවත්වනු ලබන මෙම සිනමා උළෙල මෙවර කොළඹ අගනගරයෙන් ඔබ්බටද ගෙනයමින් නුවර ගාල්ල සහ යාපනය යන ප්‍රධාන නගරයන්හි ද පැවැත්වීමට නියමිතය.සෑම දිනෙකම 330 සහ 630 දර්ශණ වාර පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු යොදා ඇති මෙම උළෙලේ සෑම දර්ශණ වාරයක් සඳහාම ඇතුලුවීම සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම නොමිලේය.2008 වසරේදී ඇරඹුනු මෙය මෙරට පැවැත්වෙන විශාලතම යුරෝපීය චිත්‍රපට උළෙල වන මෙය තත්වයෙන් උසස් අළුත් චිත්‍රපට නැරඹීමේ අවස්ථාව රසිකයන්ට ලබෘදී ඇත.

එදිනෙදා තිරගත කෙරෙන චිත්‍රපට පිළිබඳව දැනගන්න පහත පිවිසුමෙන් ඔබවෙත පහසුකම් සලසා ඇත. http://www.europeanfilmfestsrilanka.com/schedule/

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The European Film Festival 2011 is a collaborative project involving the European Union Delegation, British Council, Goethe Institut, Alliance Francaise, the French, Dutch, Swiss, Italian and Norwegian embassies and Polish and Belgian Consulates in Sri Lanka, along with the National Film Corporation and UPS.

This is the 4th consecutive year that this festival is taking place in Sri Lanka and this year the organising committee is chaired by the Goethe Institute.

The film festival this year will also extend beyond Colombo to Kandy, Jaffna and to Galle.
The main festival in Colombo will be held from 1 to 10 October 2011 with screenings each day at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. at two venues: the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall and Goethe Institut. A total of 29 European films will be screened in Colombo.

The European Film Festival 2011 is currently the biggest European film event in Sri Lanka, providing the audience with the opportunity of viewing high quality, modern European cinema. The Festival was initiated in 2008 with the objective of promoting cross cultural dialogue through the medium of film, and to promote mutual understanding between European countries and Sri Lanka.

The screenings are free of charge and open to all on a first-come first-served basis.

schedule
http://www.europeanfilmfestsrilanka.com/schedule/

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Sri Lankan to buy the world’s most expensive book

June 9, 2011 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka News

Arjun Wickramsinghe is the very first on the planet to purchase the world’s most expensive book presently in print for his son – It cost him Rs.30.8 million (US$ 275,000) it comes with Ferrari encrusted with 1,500 diamonds. Ferrari 458 Italia car will only costs you around US$ 225,000.


There are only 300 copies of Enzo Diamante Ferrari Opus edition published and at the rate of just one copy per country. There are 1,500 diamonds (30 carats) which were from Siroya Collections, a Dubai-based diamond jewellery company, used to decorate Ferrari’s prancing horse logo on the cover of the book with painstaking precision.of the It weight 37 Kg and there are 872 pages with 200,000 words and 2,000 pictures in the book, nearly 75 percent is exclusive, never-seen-before-in-print content. The Opus includes gatefold pictures, two metres long and exclusive interviews with motorsport legends who have been part of Ferrari’s unique history.
At the end of the sale of the books, the owners automatically qualify for a raffle to win a Ferrari F1 car. It is not a bad idea to purchase a book. However, it is too late as the limited edition book reserved for Sri Lanka is already taken.

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Sri Lanka, Australia bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

May 11, 2011 in Sri Lanka News

Australia recommended its effective history while Sri Lanka known as to have an chance to change the country after decades of civil war once they lodged formal bids on Wednesday to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Australia has located the games four occasions in a variety of metropolitan areas and really wants to send the 2018 event towards the glamorous Gold Coast.
Gold Coast bid committee chairman Mark Stockwell stated 80 % from the infrastructure had been in position, however it needs to invest 1.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.8 billion) in private and public funds to construct new venues making other formulations.
Hambantota, also about the coast in southern Sri Lanka, was the only real other rival. Central Bank Governor and bid chairman Ajith Nivard Cabraal believed a good investment of two.5 billion pounds ($4.1 billion) but stated a effective bid will bolster Sri Lanka’s recovery in the 2004 tsunami along with a 26-year civil war that ended 2 yrs ago.
He ignored concerns that Sri Lanka may face similar issues that marred this years games in New Delhi for example graft, construction of delays and massive cost overruns.
Hambantota continues to be going through major development projects including a brand new port, airport terminal and stadium with this year’s cricket World Cup. The majority of the facilities, including a games village that’ll be a part of a brand new college and six new hotels, come in place by 2016 when Sri Lanka hosts the South Asian Games, he stated.
“We is going to be on budget, promptly and quality assured,” Cabraal stated. “The Commonwealth Games will probably be existence-altering not only for a couple of people as well as the whole of Sri Lanka. It’ll provide us with the chance to leave the down sides that people have experienced and also to showcase our country.”
Using the theme “Together. In the heart,” Hambantota’s presentation portrayed its wealthy culture with ballroom dancers in traditional clothes, drummers and performers.
Gold Coast’s bid was presented with a 10-year-old schoolgirl, who outlined the tourist region’s readiness to host the games and Australia’s commitment of a global-class event.
“A effective Gold Coast bid will make sure the games will thrive in new marketplaces and achieve more youthful decades,” stated Queensland Premier Anna Bligh. Gold Coast proposes to keep the games in April 2018 throughout fall summer break, she stated.
Authorities from both nations stated these were confident of raising private funds to satisfy their investment target.
Commonwealth Games Federation V . P . Tunku Imran stated the effective bidder for that games, which features nations and states from the former British Empire, is going to be introduced in November.

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Sri Lanka unveils Ozone favorable Ceylon Tea

May 10, 2011 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka News

Sri Lanka Tea Board, the apex body taking care of the interests of Sri Lanka’s 1.5 big tea trade, yesterday (04th) released the brand new logo design of Sri Lanka’s Ozone friendly Ceylon Tea as well as Ceylon Tea title in addition to Agro-weather regional names/logos as certification marks under physical indications to safeguard and increase the value of premium Ceylon Tea on the global scale.
“Due towards the premium cost received regularly for “Ceylon Tea”, overseas packers frequently misuse the title by packing other origin teas as “Ceylon Tea” stated, Sri Lanka Tea Board.
Therefore, it made the decision to safeguard the “Ceylon Tea” title in addition to seven major Regional Tea growing area names as Certification Marks under Physical Signs from the Trade Related Facets of Intellectual Property Privileges (Outings) inside the auspices around the globe Trade Organization (WTO)
ri Lanka may be the first country on the planet to become acknowledged as a producer of Ozone friendly tea. Plans are going ahead for Sri Lanka Tea Board to join up the Ozone Friendly Ceylon Tea logo design in 30 tea posting nations throughout 2011-2012 included in this proper initiative