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Weather calamity: Death toll rises to 169

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:03

The number of deaths reported in floods and landslides was increased to 169 while 102 people had gone missing, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. In its latest situation report, the DMC said the adverse weather condition had left 88 people injur..

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SLAF helicopter force-landed

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Cartoon of the day

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Heavy showers expected as water level in rivers fall

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Despite falling water level in the Kelani, Kalu, Gin and Nilwala rivers, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) requested ...


Three foreigners assaulted in Haputale

Monday, 29 May 2017 11:23
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Three tourists who were cycling in Haputale were hospitalised after they were assaulted by a group of people yesterday. ...


Two women killed in Bentota accident

Monday, 29 May 2017 10:09
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Two women aged 35 and 37 were killed when the car they were travelling in collided head on with a container truck travel...


PM off to US

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:27
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for the United States on Saturday on a private visit, sources close to his offi...


Chathura wants senior Ministers removed

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:09
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Gampaha District Parliamentarian Chathura Senaratne has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to remove Law and Order...


Mi-17 helicopter force-landed in Baddegama

Monday, 29 May 2017 08:27
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A Mi-17 helicopter of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) which was carrying out rescue and search operations had force-lande...


GMOA requests members to cancel their leave

Sunday, 28 May 2017 23:29
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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today requested their members to cancel their leave during the...


SL guard jailed for kissing asylum seeker

Sunday, 28 May 2017 22:25
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A Sri Lankan-born former security guard is serving a one-month jail sentence for kissing an asylum seeker at an immigrat...


China donates relief items worth of US $ 2.2 million

Sunday, 28 May 2017 21:02
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China responded to flood disaster in Sri Lanka by committing to donate relief items worth of US 2.2 million, a statement...


Landslide warning issued for 7 districts

Sunday, 28 May 2017 17:55
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The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) issued a 24-hour landslide early warning at 1 .00 p.m. today for the ...


Chinese President sends condolences to SL

Sunday, 28 May 2017 17:30
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a message of condolences to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena over t...


Heavy showers Monday, Tuesday: Met Dept.

Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:02
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The Meteorology Department issued a special weather report at 4.00 p.m. today warning showers or thundershowers would oc...


Stands ready to provide assistance: Australia

Sunday, 28 May 2017 15:02
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Australia today expressed deepest condolences of its government to the people of Sri Lanka who lost their lives and are ...


Airman died in rescue operations promoted

Sunday, 28 May 2017 14:08
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The 37-year-old flight Sergeant Y.M.S Yaparathna of the Sri Lanka Air Force, who died from injuries sustained while cond...


Second Indian ship carrying relief reaches Colombo

Sunday, 28 May 2017 12:28
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The second Indian ship, INS Shardul, arrived at the Colombo Port this morning with relief to assists the ongoing disaste...


Baddegama residents asked to evacuate urgently

Sunday, 28 May 2017 12:13
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About 200 families living along the stretch from Poddala to Baddegama had been instructed to evacuate immediately due to...


Putin offers condolences to SL

Sunday, 28 May 2017 11:09
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of condolence to President Maithripala Sirisena follo...


School to remain closed in affected areas

Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:46
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All schools in Ratnapura and Nivithigala Educational Zones would be closed tomorrow due to flood situation, Provincial E...


Southern Expressway interchanges flooded: RDA

Sunday, 28 May 2017 09:46
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Several interchanges on the Southern Expressway (E01) had been flooded and motorists are advised to use alternate routes...


UN supports SL in flood relief efforts

Saturday, 27 May 2017 22:07
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The UN agencies including UNICEF, WHO and WFP are currently supporting Sri Lankan Government’s relief efforts in c...


British Airways cancels Heathrow, Gatwick flights

Saturday, 27 May 2017 19:31
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British Airways has canceled all flights from London's two biggest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick for several hours ...


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