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2021 year in pictures - June

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1. Heavy traffic at entry points to Colombo

2 June 2021

Heavy traffic was reported at many entry points to Colombo city despite the travel restrictions. Vehicles were seen in long queues at Peliyagoda junction from the Colombo-Kandy main road, Polduwa junction on parliament road and Mount Lavinia.

Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana, Kithsiri de Mel and Wanuna Wanniarachchi


2. Sinking...

2 June 2021 

The MV XPress Pearl vessel that caught fire in Sri Lankan waters has started to sink this morning.


3. People affected due to floods

4 June 2021 

People living downstream on the Kelaniya river bank have experienced minor floods due to the overflowing of the river following torrential showers.

Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana and Nimalsiri Edirisinghe 


4. Ranil sworn in as MP

23 June 2021

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as a national list MP of the United National Party (UNP) a short while ago.


5. Duminda Silva out!

24 June 2021

Pictures going around on WhatsApp show former parliamentarian Duminda Silva leaving the Welikada Prison from the back entrance after he was set free on a presidential pardon today. He avoided the media who were waiting for his release in the front of the prison.

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