Bandaththara, Matara residents requested to evacuate IMMEDIATELY!

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Inhabitants of the Bandaththara area in Matara have been requested by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) to evacuate the area immediately. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ongoing crisis- death toll reaches 100, 99 missing, 207,290 affected in total

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7,290 individuals in total have been affected by the prevalent extreme weather conditions so far, according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC). MORE... Read the Full Article

Search and rescue operations will continue today - SLAF

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Search and rescue operations will continue today (27), Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Flooding conditions have not yet dissipated - DMC

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Flood conditions still persist, with the water levels rising further in some areas, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says. MORE... Read the Full Article

05 districts at risk of landslides

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If extreme weather conditions persist, the districts of Ratnapura, Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Hambantota may be affected by landslides, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) says. MORE... Read the Full Article

President en-route to Sri Lanka after Australian visit

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President Maithripala Sirisena reportedly departed from Australia at around 3.00 pm yesterday (26) bringing to an end a successful three-day state visit. MORE... Read the Full Article

Heavy rain and winds expected to continue - Met. Dept

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The heavy rain and winds are expected to continue over the south-western part of the island as the South-west monsoon has established itself over the country, the Department of Meteorology said, in the forecast for today (27). MORE... Read the Full Article

SL Army issues numbers to call for assistance

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Owing to the increased emergence of disaster situations and emergencies, the Sri Lanka Army has issued region-specific numbers to call for assistance. MORE... Read the Full Article

Fasting for Ramadan to begin on Saturday

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Muslims in Sri Lanka are scheduled to commence fasting for Ramadan on Saturday (27), the Colombo Grand Mosque announced. MORE... Read the Full Article

India dispatches relief supplies for flood victims

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In light of the crisis situation that has arisen as a result of the extreme weather conditions, India has dispatched a ship containing relief supplies, Ada Derana reporters say. MORE... Read the Full Article

91 dead, 110 missing - DMC

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91 individuals have been reported dead whereas 110 have gone missing as a result of the flooding and adverse weather conditions, the Disaster Management Centre says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Min. of Home Affairs opens 24 hr emergency hotline

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In light of the persisting extreme weather conditions, the Ministry of Home Affairs has opened a 24-hour hotline enabling the public to report emergencies and disaster situations. MORE... Read the Full Article

Water distribution pipe takes hit from landslide - supply hindered in several areas

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Water supply to several areas has been affected due to the damage sustained by one of the main water pipes that distributes water from the Kalatuwawa and Labugama water purification centres, National Water Supply and Drainage Board says. MORE... Read the Full Article

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