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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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Sri Lankan Calendar 2012 (With Poya Holidays)

January 22, 2012 in Sri Lanka

I think it is not too late to wish you a Happy New Year 2012. If you haven’t downloaded the Sri Lankan Calendar for year 2012 with public, bank, mercantile and full moon poya holidays here is the link to get the PDF. If you are not happy with the PDF you can purchase a printed version from The Government Publications Bureau.

 

If you are looking for funky Sri Lankan Online Calender visit here to get one.

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Sri Lanka Calendar 2011

December 14, 2010 in Sri Lanka

Soon we will be moving to year 2011. If your looking for 2011 Sri Lankan Calendar with all the Sri Lankan holidays including School holidays and other important events you can download the following calendars.
Sri Lanka Calendar 2011


Sri Lanka Desk Calendar 2011 will give you pretty much all the information that you required to know about year 2011. It includes
Public, Bank, Mercantile and full moon poya holidays and Phase of the moon. You can download the 2011 calendar or simply buy it from the Government Publications Bureau, No. 132, Maya Avenue, Kirulapone, Colombo 5.

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7 Meaningless but Sounds Good New Sri Lankan Songs

December 10, 2010 in Sinhala Guitar Chords, Sinhala Songs

“Rambari” by Lahiru Perera

Download Rambari | Rambari Guitar Chords and Lyrics

Rathu Ratakaju by Lahiru Perera

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Baila Gamuda Remix Karala – Bathiya n Santhush

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Gayala Wayala – Sajjadhassan feat Lahiru Perera with Bugs Bunny

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Aggala Bole – Tehan Perera

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Papare – Ashanthi ft. Krishan

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Twinkle Twinkle Sinhala style

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Asgiriya Stadium losing Test status

November 28, 2010 in Cricket, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket

Asgiriya Stadium

Asgiriya Stadium

Asgiriya stadium is one of beautiful cricket grounds in Sri Lanka. Test cricket in Kandy now shifting to Pallekele, it becomes vividly clear that the Asgiriya International Cricket Stadium, the venue for some thrilling contests in the past, several historical moments of Sri Lankan cricket, and of course more than one heartbreak, will cease to host international matches.

Asgiriya Stadium, private property of Trinity College, Kandy, is a mere 10 minute walk from the centre of the city, and usually when an international team toured Sri Lanka, a Test Match would always be played at this venue.It became the second Test venue in Sri Lanka after the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium when it hosted Greg Chappell’s Australians in 1983.

From thereon, Test Matches were played at the venue regularly, and the last Test Match to be played there was three years ago when England toured. Sri Lanka went on to win that Test, and more importantly Muttiah Muralitharan claimed his 709th Test wicket to go past Shane Warne as the highest wicket taker in Test cricket.

Sri Lankan captain, Kumar Sangakkara, an old boy of Trinity College, grew up playing his cricket at Asgiriya, and regretted not having the chance of playing international cricket at his school ground in the future.

“I love playing at Asgiriya. Hopefully, one day, Test cricket can be played at both grounds.
To upgrade Trinity College’s cricket ground to international status was an idea of former Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, Gamini Dissanayake; it was one of the ICC requirements when Sri Lanka were granted Test status to improve the infrastructure of international venues.

Sri Lanka’s first Test win at Asgiriya came in 1998 against Zimbabwe. But more success soon followed as Sri Lanka won their first Test against Australia the following year. The ground also hosted some of the tightest and ugliest Test matches to be played on this soil.
Next year, England went on to win by three wickets having also lost the previous Test in Galle by an innings to the hosts. In the same Test, Sangakkara missed his maiden Test hundred when he gave Robert Croft the charge on 95 and was stumped by Alec Stewart.
Asgiriya also hosted the 1996 World Cup fixture between Sri Lanka and Kenya when the hosts went on to pile up a mammoth 398; a World Record at the time.

In all, Asgiriya hosted 22 Test Matches and Sri Lanka has won seven of them. November 28, 2010 (Island Cricket):