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Update: 122 killed in weather calamity

Friday, 26 May 2017 14:03

The number of deaths reported in floods and landslides was increased to 122 while 97 people had gone missing, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said Saturday evening.  In its latest situation report, the DMC said the adverse weather condition had left..

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Flood ravages country

Friday, 26 May 2017 21:30
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Cartoon of the day

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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 ...


US to send emergency assistance

Saturday, 27 May 2017 17:07
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US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Atul Keshap today said the people of his country would send emergency assistance worth Rs.15 ...


Pakistan to provide relief goods

Saturday, 27 May 2017 14:26
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Pakistan High Commission today said that it is in constant touch with Sri Lankan authorities to finalize the required re...


Indian ship with relief materials arrives in flood hit SL

Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:52
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An Indian ship filled with relief supplies for those affected by the devastating floods and landslides arrived at the Co...


Johnstan's five non-assets declaration cases: Trial started

Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:22
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The trial of five cases filed against former Minister Johnston Fernando over non-declaration of his assets and liabiliti...


Modi tweets his support in 'hour of need'

Saturday, 27 May 2017 11:37
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As the death toll reached to 100 due to the bad weather condition in Sri Lanka, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ...


Rainfall as high as 553 mm recorded in the country

Saturday, 27 May 2017 07:51
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Rainfall as high as 500mm was reported in several parts of the country yesterday, the Department of Meteorology said. ...


'Weather patterns change resulted in floods, landslides, dengue'

Saturday, 27 May 2017 03:00
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The changing weather conditions the world over have not only resulted in floods and landslides but also in a global outb...


Airman, who fell off helicopter during rescue ops, dies

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:21
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A 37-year- old SLAF airman, Y.M.S. Yaparathna, who had fallen off a helicopter while conducting a rescue operation at th...


Minister says no immediate need to open spill gates

Friday, 26 May 2017 22:39
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Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya rejected rumours that the prevailing flood threat had been c...


Kaduwela interchange flooded

Friday, 26 May 2017 21:45
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Kaduwela interchange on the Southern Expressway (E01) had been flooded and motorists are advised to use alternate routes...


India dispatches relief ship for flood victims, another due tomorrow

Friday, 26 May 2017 21:15
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India had volunteered to send a ship which will be bringing relief materials to be used by the victims of the floods tha...


Ramadan fasting begins tomorrow

Friday, 26 May 2017 20:35
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Muslims in Sri Lanka will start their month-long Ramadan fasting period from tomorrow as the new moon has been sighted t...


Urgent evacuation notice issued

Friday, 26 May 2017 16:58
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Residents living by the Kelani River and belonging to the Divisional Secretariats of Kolonnawa, Kaduwela, Wellampitiya, ...


President orders maximum relief to victims

Friday, 26 May 2017 16:31
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President Maithripala Sirisena today directed the relevant authorities to provide maximum relief for the people who were...


Rs.360mn sought to purchase ministers’ vehicles

Friday, 26 May 2017 16:03
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A supplementary estimate to seek Parliament's approval to spend more than Rs.360 million to purchase vehicles for so...


Illegal constructions along canals to be removed

Friday, 26 May 2017 15:22
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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka today ordered the authorities to remove all illegal ...


Parliament closed, MPs rush to flood-affected areas

Friday, 26 May 2017 13:31
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Party leaders today decided to end Parliament sessions at 2 p.m. to allow the MPs to supervise rescue operations and dis...


Airman and 2 others injured during rescue operations

Friday, 26 May 2017 12:24
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An airman and two individuals, who were being rescued, were injured when they fell from a Mi17 helicopter in Neluwa, Gal...


Kokmaduwa, Welipenna interchanges flooded

Friday, 26 May 2017 10:15
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Kokmaduwa and Welipenna interchanges on the Southern Expressway (E01) had been flooded and motorists are advised t...


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