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22
May
Rain with cloudy skies in the Southwestern part

Prevailing rainy condition along with cloudy skies...

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22
May
Navy rescues 172 marooned flood victims

At least 172 people including nine pregnant women,...

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22
May
Rain havoc claims more lives

Unrelenting rains continue to wreak havoc in 12 di...

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21
May
NBRO issues landslide warnings for 9 districts

Landslide warnings have been issued to Kalutara, K...

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20
May
AI WELCOMES PROGRESS ON DISAPPEARANCES

Amnesty International (AI) has commended Sri Lanka...

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20
May
The overall poverty level in Sri Lanka has decline

The overall poverty level in Sri Lanka has decline...

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19
May
Remembering fallen defenders of the nation

All country-wide Security Force Headquarters, Divi...

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19
May
Congratulations to new women heads of state media

Sri Lanka Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus has...

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18
May
President to hold special discussion on FTA

President Maithripala Sirisena will hold a special...

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23
May
Influenza spread under control - Health DG
Development - Provincial

Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said the Influenza virus spreading in the south has been fully controlled. “Only seven persons ...

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23
May
WEATHER AFFECTS OVER 38,000
Political & Current Affairs

The Disaster Management Centre said a total of 68,000 persons belonging to 18,079 families have been affected across 19 districts due to the adverse wea...

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22
May
Treasury released funds to provide relief to flood victims
Economy

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has instructed the Treasury officials to release sufficient funds to provide relief to flood victims immediately. ...

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22
May
‘Realise Grama Shakthi goals’
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday made a fervent appeal to all parties and sections to eschew political differences and join hands for the realis...

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22
May
Temples will be protected - PM
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government would never let rural and urban temples to go to ruin.The Premier was speaking at the main cerem...

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22
May
President instructs to recommence Agriculture activities in Mahaweli
Development - Provincial

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant official to make arrangements to recommence agricultural activities in the Mahaweli zones as ...

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22
May
Minister directs relief units to high-risk areas
Development - Provincial

Certain deaths have occurred due to the failure to follow the instructions given by the Meteorological Department and disaster management centers as 2 p...

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22
May
President orders speedy relief to the affected
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena directed the relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to the people affected by the adverse weather conditions th...

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22
May
Water plants shut down; power cuts in flood-hit areas
Political & Current Affairs

Several water purification plants have been shut down due to the adverse weather, said Rauf Hakeem, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply. He also ...

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22
May
Approval to increase bus fares from midnight today
Economy

Cabinet approval has been granted to increase bus fares by 12.5% and to increase the minimum fare up to Rs 12 with effect from midnight today (22), Depu...

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22
May
Pre- and primary schools in South closed due to viral flu
Economy

The Southern Province Education Ministry says, as a precaution to a viral fever spreading in the Southern Province, Primary Schools and the primary sect...

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22
May
Inflation declines in April
Economy

The Year on Year inflation based on National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) has declined to 1.6% in April from 2.8% in March 2018. Issuing NCPI for the mon...

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22
May
Bad weather: Death toll increased to 8
Development - Provincial

The death toll which was previously recorded 7 has increased to 8 due to the adverse weather condition, the Disaster Management Center said. 38, 046 ind...

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22
May
Showery condition to continue: Naval and fishing communities be vigilant
Development - Provincial

Prevailing rainy condition along with cloudy skies in the Southwestern part of the island is expected to continue during next few days. ...

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22
May
Minister orders to remove unauthorized structures blocking flood in suburbs
Development - Provincial

Sri Lanka's Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has issued an order to immediately remove all unauthorized structures...

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22
May
Southern Province hit by double blow
Political & Current Affairs

The Southern Province which is severely affected by the extreme weather is also affected by an influenza epidemic which has thus far reported 600 cases....

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22
May
Forces on rescue missions
Development - Provincial

Tri-Service personnel have been deployed to provide immediate relief to those affected by the inclement weather experienced during the past few days.The...

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22
May
PM chairs special meeting to discuss relief
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday held a special meeting at Temple Trees to discuss immediate steps to provide necessary relief to the peopl...

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21
May
Over 13,000 affected by adverse weather - 1,024 displaced
Development - Provincial

Due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions, 1,024 persons have been displaced while a total of 13,314 have been affected, stated the Disaster Mana...

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