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Wed, 08 Apr 2020
In a country where Health Ministers and other VVIPs can afford to go to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for heart surgeries, I am writing this article on the bed no: 31 of the 71st ward of the Cardiology Unit of Colombo National Hospital (CNH).
In a bid to prepare for a possible drinking water shortage in Colombo due to hot weather and increasing development projects, an additional 50,000 cubic meters of water will be added to Colombo’s water supply soon, the National Water Supply and Dra
Many marshlands and paddy fields were being reclaimed in Hendala, Wattala, with soil and garbage, Wattala residents said.
“The person is sai
The extension of the Marine Drive from Kollupitiya Station to S. Thomas’ Preparatory School is expected to be completed in eight months, Marine Drive Extension Project Director K. Selvanathan said.
The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Office of Wattala and the Health Department of the Wattala-Mabole Urban Council jointly conducted a food raid within the Urban Council area in which a large number of food items unsuitable for human consumption was
Residents of Vihara Mawatha in Bellanwila, off Dehiwala- Maharagama Main Road expressed concern about the neglect of maintenance of sewers and the stormwater drains.
They said the side drains obstructed with garbage prevented the free flow of water c
The water of the Kelani River is becoming increasingly polluted due to the non-implementation of regulations by the authorities and non-regulation of human activities harmful to the environment, an audit carried out by the Environmental Audit Unit of
The Light of Asia Foundation which proposed the concept of Sakya Kingdom (Sakya Janapadaya) at Piliyandala commented on the current state of affairs of the project in response to the article published on last Monday’s Metro Page titled “Sakya Jan
Traditional Fisher folk in the coastal belt from Mount Lavinia to Moratu-Modara are in a predicament due to a series of issues that hampered their profession.
They said they had met the requirement of fish in the Western province and that had earn
Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake has instructed relevant authorities to enforce the law strictly on those who dispose garbage on roads, canals and drains in the municipality, CMC sources said.
She has made these remarks at the third round of meeti
The Secretariat Halt Railway Station which is situated in between the Colombo Fort and Slave Island Railway stations and was considered a tourist attraction has become an eyesore. When Presiden
Colombo Airport- Ratmalana which is considered as the oldest international airport in the country has covered about 28, 000 flights in the last year and the country which obtained highest flight service was India, Chief Airport Manager - Colombo Airp
Lakdhanavi, a Colombo-based company investing in power infrastructure, had another success story when it commissioned its third 150 megawatt power plant
Lakdhanavi made its for
The Kahapola Regidale Estate or Simon Dale Estate in Piliyandala that was acquired by the former government to establish the Shakya Janapadaya is now being considered by the present government to be converted into a Zoological gard
It is no secret that many rivers, canals, streams and other water sources are on the verge of facing destruction due to pollution by activities
This situation is aggravated due
More than 60 percent of Colombo’s population are from low-income families, Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake said.
“The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has an immense responsibility to look after them, especially the women and children,” she said
Residents of the Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia areas and traders complain that the Galle Road in Dehiwala has turned into a bottleneck where the southbound flow of traffic on the Marine Drive and R.A. De Mel Mawatha (Duplication Road) converge.
The Deputy Director of the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens, Anoma Priyadarshani, said that visitors who desired to feed the animals in the zoo had been provided with the facility to feed animals by purchasing the required varieties of food inside the Zoo
Residents of several areas along the Panadura – Newdawa road stressed the urgent need to widen the road beyond Eluvila junction. They pointed out that the road built more than 100 years ago running through an area of dense population had not been i
In compliance with the concept of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on cleaning up garbage in cities across the island, the Ja-Ela city and its approaching roads were cleaned up recently.
The clean up project was launched by the Community Police Unit o
A report issued by the Environmental Audit Section of the Auditor General’s Department said major repercussions would occur if surgical waste disposed of hospitals and health institutes were not properly disposed of.
The report said that mo
LPG stoves worth Rs.3 million were distributed among the housewives of some 430 low-income families in Kesbewa Urban Council area recently.
The gas c
Commuters have been faced with severe difficulties due to heavy traffic congestion in Elakanda Junction as a result of the delay in widening the Hekitta - Negombo Road in Wattala.
Local Authorities in the Western Province have launched a crash programme to fight against the Dengue epidemic that has raised its ugly head in the wake of the monsoon rains experienced at
The Colombo Port is large in South Asia, and the challenge now was sustaining the momentum, and elevate it to the next level as a trading and logistics hub, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) said.
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) said it expected to complete the constructions work of the Housing Project for the Government Servants in “Oval View Residency” in Wanathamulla, B
Marking another stepping stone in Colombo’s journey towards technological advancement and new innovations, Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has taken necessary action to automate a variety o
The fitness centre which was opened at the public market in Ja-Ela with the intention of providing fitness facilities to the younger generation in the area had been abandoned today and has become a safe haven for unscrupulous activities, residents co
During a food raid carried out by the Ja-Ela Urban Council aiming the festive season, five businessmen who had stored and sold food items unsuitable for consumption were charged before the Welisara Magistrate while 13 others were issued severe warnin
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