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Wed, 22 Jan 2020
Sea erosion that had been causing much havoc in the Ratmalana area for several years without any attention on hundreds of affected families worsened this week, due to the stormy winds experienced at present.
The digging ‘culture’ of the Water Board in the Colombo city except on main roads, are terrible. In case a main road is dug, a solid repair is done for fear of being questioned by the higher authority. All by-roads, lane
Colombo City is to become the latest city in the world to introduce car-free Sunday under which selected roads in the city will be closed for traffic. However, these roads will not be deserted as they will come alive with a host of activities such as
The wildlife species which had made Muthurajawela Wetland their home are on the verge of becoming extinct due to man-made fires and other unscrupulous human activities in the wetland, experts warned.
In the recent past, several in
Fifteen families had been evacuated from the vicinity of the Karadiyana Garbage Dump due to a threat of the dump collapsing on its Southern edge, Western Province Waste Management Authority Director
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) refuted reports that the CMC was facing bankruptcy and said the Western Provincial Council (WPC) alone owes Rs.1.8 billion in stamp duties and court fine collections dating from the year 2017 and before.
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has launched a project to draw multi-coloured stripes on the road outside the Panadura Railway Station with the intention of enhancing the outlook of the ro
Residents of the area are living in constant fear of any possible danger of a Dengue epidemic due to the dilapidated waste water drains in the access road leading from Galle road to the highly populated Ratmalana irrigation housing scheme.
The constructions of the Wattala Divisional Secretariat building at old Negombo Road in Wattala has been abandoned halfway for over a year. The construction began with the then Public Administration Minister Vajira Abeywardane laying the foundation
A further 160 hectares of land will be reclaimed from the sea from Kollupitiya to Dehiwala, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka told Parliament yesterday.
The first stage of the reconstruction project of the bund of the Ja Ela Canal or Uruwal Oya costing Rs 26 Million had been now completed, the Chairman of the Ja Ela Urban Council Shammika Dias said.
The lack of continuous power supply at the Kapuwatte Crematorium in Ja-Ela had caused severe inconvenience to people during funerals, residents said.
“Grieving family members were being inconvenienced during the cremation process because there is
The public market at Elakanda, Hendala, which was constructed by the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha, has become a safe haven for drug addicts.
The public market was constructed 18 yea
Illegal landfilling in barren paddy fields and marshlands along the E03 within the Ja-Ela Divisional Secretariat Division is escalated on a large scale.
Illegal land-filling in barren paddy fields and marshlands along the E03 within the Ja-Ela Div
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) conducted a raid on a factory that was turning out lunch sheets breaching regulatory sizes at Kottawa Road, Miriswatte, Piliyandala.
THE CEA officials seized a stock of 1
Sea erosion in the coastal belt in Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala and Ratmalana areas had worsened with many more families, the majority being those of fishermen, being left to the mercy of the lashing waves that destroy houses and other property.
St. Anthony’s Shrine Kochchikade which was damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts is to be reopened after the repairs tomorrow June 12, a priest attached to the church told the Daily Mirror Metro yesterda
When Colombo based Power Company ‘Lakdhanavi’ went to Bangladesh in 2010 looking for investment opportunities, the country was experiencing daily power outage for eight hours. Power disrupted even at the hotels where Lakdhanavi officials took acc
A racket of selling spoilt vegetables, meat and fruits discarded by wholesale dealers in Pettah and supermarkets in the city, was busted in Ja-Ela, by a group of Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) of the Ja-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha.
Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake requested Mowlavis to get unregistered mosques registered with the CMC considering the current situation prevailing in the country.
She said this during an event held at the Municipal Council to award financial donation
Commissioner of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), V. K. Anura has been transferred as an Additional Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Northern Development and Youth Affairs held by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh
Despite being one of the main cities in the Colombo District with an urban population and a tourist zone, the Dehiwala town had turned squalid due to the neglect of public utilities, residents said.
There was a substantial decline in the consumption of polythene categories that were banned, especially in Colombo, where polythene was highly consumed, CEA’s Director of Investigations N. F. Gamage told Daily Mirror Metro.
A group of students, who are mostly of low-income families of the Sinhala mixed Kanishta Vidyalaya in Palangathure, Negombo has begun a project to clean the beach in Poruthota and Palangathure along Beach Road, which attracts a large number of local
Heavy congestion experienced at the Panadura bus terminal had created hardship to tens of thousands of passengers using the bus terminal and the motorists along the Panadura – Horana Road, commuters said.
The Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has urged all private hospitals to achieve HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards immediately for their kitchens to ensu
The Moratuwa Municipal Council would make it compulsory to plant a useful plant or tree and allocate a place for compost making when passing new building plans, Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando said.
This is in addition to the cesspit and th
A large stock of food unfit for human consumption was destroyed and the traders, who had violated sanitary regulations and food safety regulations were severely warned by Health Authorities of the Dehiwel
The drainage system built under the section of Katunayake-Colombo Expressway at Hunupitiya, Wattala had been left without being maintained for years.
“Garbage is seen stagnatin
Tourist arrivals in Colombo would fall by 50% over the next two months following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes said yesterday.
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