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Seven persons dead and over 20,000 affected

Seven persons dead and over 20,000 affected by severe weather. Disaster Management Center said. Further Wildlife Conservation Deparment requested not to visit Horton Plains and Yala wildlife sanctuary until the prevailing severe weather eases, our news sources said.

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Deep depression may develop to a cyclone

Deep depression in the Arabian Sea, to the west of Sri Lanka, is now located at 300km to the west of Colombo and it is likely to develop into a cyclonic storm within next few hours and move West-Northwest ward direction, the Department of Meteorology sources said Hence, showery and …

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Petition against LG delimitation Gazette withdrawn

The Court of Appeal today dissolved the stay order issued against the implementation of the Gazette notification on Local Government delimitation after the petition filed against it was withdrawn by the petitioners. A stay order had been issued preventing the implementation of the Gazette notification, when the petition seeking to …

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Assistance to provide agri-machinery services

The Primary Industries Ministry has come forward to assist youths to earn an income by providing agricultural machinery services to farms and homegardening. The required machinery, technology, training, capital, guidance and supervision will be given by the ministry. Selection of youths with qualifications is presently underway, with December 20 being …

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Extreme weather conditions to continue today

The depression in the south-west of Sri Lanka has developed in to a deep depression and it is located 200 km away from Colombo. It is expected to develop further and move to the Arabian Sea area. Hence, heavy rains and gusty strong winds (about 60-70 kmph) can be expected …

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AG’s motion won’t be taken up today

Registrar of Court of Appeal Sarath Kumara Pinnaduwa says  that Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya’s motion filed in the Court of Appeal, requesting the cancellation of the recent stay order issued in respect of the local government polls gazette, wouldn’t be taken up today (Nov. 30). The AG has requested that …

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