DMC dispels false rumours about damage to Kukuleganga dam

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Rumours about damages sustained by the Kukuleganga dam owing to extreme weather conditions and resultant floods and landslides are false, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) says. MORE... Read the Full Article

NBRO issues landslides alert for several districts

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The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued an alert on possibility of landslides in the following districts- MORE.. Read the Full Article

Roads inundated due to floods

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Many roads around the country have been inundated due to the increment weather conditions. MORE... Read the Full Article

UN support to flood relief efforts in Sri Lanka

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United Nations agencies are currently supporting the Government's relief efforts in coordination and mobilizing resources after receiving an initial request from the Government related to search and rescue efforts. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Kalutara flood situation deteriorates

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It has been reported that the flood like conditions in the Kalutara, have been deteriorating, in the light of recent events. MORE... Read the Full Article

Weather advisory issued for strong winds and rough seas

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The Sri Lankan Meteorology Department stated that the Southwest monsoon condition has established over the country and surrounding sea area. MORE... Read the Full Article

Putin expresses condolences for Sri Lanka flood victims

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the numerous casualties and destruction caused by flooding on the island, the Kremlin press service reported. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Airman who died during relief efforts posthumously promoted

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Flight Sergeant Y.M.S. Yaparathna, the Airman who died during flood rescue operations, has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Mudslide and flood death toll rises

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Sri Lankan rescuers are taking advantage of improving weather and receding floodwaters to reach thousands of people in need to basic supplies after floods and mudslides, while death tolls rise. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Principals to decide closure of schools in flood hit areas

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Education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has granted approval to all principals in areas affected by floods to take decisions in closing or opening schools Read the Full Article

Manusath Derana donation programme

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The Manusath Derana programme will be collecting donations in the form of finances from volunteers. MORE... Read the Full Article

Eight districts identified as high risk zones

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Eight districts around the country have been recognized as high risks zones, in light of the recent bout of increment weather conditions. MORE... Read the Full Article

Schools in Niwithigala and Ratnapura to be closed tomorrow

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All schools in Ratnapura and Niwithigala education zones will be closed tomorrow (29). MORE... Read the Full Article

Expressway users urged to call 1969

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The Road Development Authority has advised motorists using the Southern Expressway to call 1969. MORE... Read the Full Article

People living near Nilwala River Basin told to evacuate

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People living in close proximity to the Nilwala River basin area in Matara are requested to evacuate to safer places due to the breaching of river bunds, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Death toll from floods, landslides hits 122

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The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 122, officials said on Saturday, as flood water continued to recede in most parts of the country. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Rajapaksa asks govt to redouble immediate relief efforts

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged the government to redouble efforts to provide immediate relief to flood victims and to pay compensation to victims speedily so that they can rebuild their lives quickly after the floods recede. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Rs 150 million allocated for relief measures - Rajitha

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President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the officials to take immediate steps to provide compensation for the deaths and property damages caused by the adverse weather conditions resulting in floods and landslides. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Pakistan to provide relief assistance for Sri Lanka

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The High Commission of Pakistan says it is in constant touch with Sri Lankan authorities to finalize the required relief goods as they have requested and will soon provide necessary relief goods to the government and people of Sri Lanka. MORE.. Read the Full Article

OCDS hotlines for life saving support and urgent assistance

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The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff has provided two contact numbers for the public to request life saving support and other urgent assistance in wake of the present disaster situation. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Hotlines introduced for water supply issues

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The Ministry of City planning and Water Supply informs public to contact the special operation committee through the following contact numbers to give information regarding the interruptions of the water supply and the drinking water issues in their areas due to the disaster situation. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka asks for help after landslides, floods kill over 100

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Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Relief for flood victims- ‘Manusath Derana’ calls for donations

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'Manusath Derana' Humanitarian Operation has initiated a programme to provide aid and supplies to flood victims. MORE... Read the Full Article

Reduced rainfall, continued monsoonal showers and winds - Met. Dept

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Rainfall has reduced but monsoonal showers and windy condition will continue over the south-western part of the island, the Department of Meteorology said, in the latest weather update. MORE... Read the Full Article

Modi directs Indian agencies to support relief ops in SL

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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has reportedly directed all relevant agencies of India to support relief operations in Sri Lanka, in light of the ongoing crisis situation on the island. MORE... Read the Full Article