Tri-forces troops step up rescue and relief efforts

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A large number of tri forces personnel and rescue teams are currently involved in rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas in Weeraketiya, Neluwa, Morawaka, Deiyandara, Padukka, Bulathsinhala, Kalawana, Wellampitiya, Palindanuwara and Beliatta areas. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Floods in Galle - over 17,000 families displaced

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The heavy rainfall that persisted during the past 24 hours has affected 69,216 individuals of 17,771 families in Galle, the district Disaster Management Center says. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Landslides, floods kill 37 in Kalutara; 28 in Ratnapura

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The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that 37 people have died and another 80 are missing in Kalutara District due to floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Naval and fishing communities warned of rough seas

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The Department of Meteorology says that the southwest monsoon condition has established over the country and surrounding sea area. Hence Showery and windy condition are expected to continue over the sea areas around the island. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Constructions blocking natural canals, waterways to be removed

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The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development says that constructions blocking natural canals and waterways in Kolonnawa, Kaduwela, Wattala and Kelaniya are to be removed due to urban flooding risk. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Armed robbery at private bank in Mirigama

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A private bank has been robbed by two armed men who had arrived on a motorcycle in Mirigama, Gampaha. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Parliament to be adjourned at 2pm

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Party leaders have decided to suspend Parliament proceedings at 2.00pm today, considering the prevailing disaster situation owing to inclement weather. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Seven dead, 3 missing Bulathsinhala landslide

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At least 7 persons were killed while another 3 are reportedly missing due to the landslide in Bogahawatta, Bulathsinhala. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Australia and Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in maritime security

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President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government is totally committed to support the campaign against human smuggling and sea piracy. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Heavy traffic reported in and around Colombo

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Heavy traffic has been reported in and around Colombo due to heavy rain. MORE... Read the Full Article

Move away from low-lying areas near rivers!

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Home Affairs Minister Wajira Abeywardhane requests all people who are living in low-lying areas near the rivers to evacuate immediately as there is a threat of the rivers over-flowing. MORE... Read the Full Article

Showery and windy condition expected to continue

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The Department of Meteorology says that within past 21.00hrs very heavy showers were reported from Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces while the Rathnapura meteorological station received very heavy rainfall (196.7 mm). MORE.. Read the Full Article

E01- Kokmaduwa, Welipenna interchanges flooded

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Kokmaduwa and Welipenna interchanges of the Southern Expressway flooded due to the inclement where, Police said. Motorists are advised to use alternative exits to avoid inconveniences. Read the Full Article

52-year-old crushed under tree

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A 52-year-old in Kahawatha has been declared dead on the spot after being crushed under tree, due to the heavy rains. MORE... Read the Full Article

Tri-Forces launch rescue operations; Schools closed in Sabaragamuwa Province

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Floods have been reported in several areas due to the Gin and Nilwala rivers reaching spill levels. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Three women dead after earth mounds collapse

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Three women died due to the collapse of earth mounds in Sapugaskanda and Devinuwara areas. MORE.. Read the Full Article

DEVELOPING STORY ; For all flood related updates

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Due to the prevailing increment weather conditions, flooding reported in several areas of the country. Click here to view the latest updates as and when they are reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

DMC issues warnings to residents along Gin and Nilwala banks

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The Disaster Management Centre has issued an evacuation notice to residents of Tawalama and Baddegama living along the banks of the Gin Ganga. MORE... Read the Full Article

Brig. Deshapriya remanded till end of May

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Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena, who was arrested earlier today (25) in connection with the Rathupaswala shooting, has been remanded till May 31, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Narcotics worth Rs. 12 mil. seized in Galle

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3500 tablets of ecstasy and 55 g of cocaine have been discovered in Galle by Sri Lanka Customs today (25), Customs Media Spokesperson and Additional Director General of Customs, Dharmasena Kahandawa said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Gnanasara Thero to be arrested

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Sri Lanka Police today said that the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero will be arrested for allegedly obstructing and threatening police officers and for making hate speech. MORE.. Read the Full Article

CID arrests Brigadier who ordered Rathupaswala shooting

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is currently recording a statement from Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena, the military officer who allegedly ordered troops to open fire on protesters demanding clean water in Rathupaswala five years back. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Rajitha highlights Sri Lanka’s health achievements at WHA

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Sri Lanka has achieved rapid progress in health care delivery due to cost-efficient use of resources and the coordinated use of its well ingrained primary, secondary and tertiary health care facilities, Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarathne said, upon addressing the WHA in Geneva. MORE... Read the Full Article

Hybrid energy park to be launched in Poonaryn

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The Cabinet of Ministers this week approved a proposal to build a hybrid energy park in the Poonaryn area, the Government Information Department said. MORE... Read the Full Article

AG calls for probe into Shashi’s missing passport and NIC

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The Attorney General has requested the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court to investigate the disappearance of Shashi Weerawansa's passport and national identity card (NIC) from the court's impound. MORE.. Read the Full Article