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Special advisory issued for thundershowers and lightning

The Department of Meteorology says that thundershowers will develop over most provinces of the island during next few days until April 16th. Heavy falls (about 100mm) can be expected at some places particularly in hilly areas. Severe lightning and temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph are also possible …

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Liquor shops closed for New Year and Vesak

The Department of Excise says that all liquor shops in the island will be closed on April 13 and 14 due to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The liquor shops will also be closed on April 29 and 30 due to Vesak Poya. Meanwhile the Excise Department says that …

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Plant distribution for ‘Nekathata Pelayak’

The Primary Industries Ministry is planning to plant 100,000 TEJC mango plants island wide at the auspicious time when the Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawns. Titled ‘Nekathata Pelayak’, this will be part of a project to plant 100 million export crop plants this year. The distribution of the mango …

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System needed to ensure equal representation

Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage says it is unfortunate that the recent local government polls failed to elect representatives to ensure that all the voters are equally represented at the LG bodies. She called for the establishment of a system to ensure that all the voters are equally represented, when …

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Non-academic strike likely to be over at last

They university non-academic staff strike, which has dragged on for nearly 40 days is likely to be over shortly, Inter-University National Trade Union Federation Joint Chairman Gayan Nimesh Peiris says.   Peiris said the University Trade Union Joint Committee (UTUJC) would have ended the strike yesterday if not for a …

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Election of new UNP office bearers by April 30

A 12-member UNP Politburo, elected by the Working Committee and Parliamentary Group members on Saturday, will decide on party reforms including amendments to the UNP constitution.   A member of the Politburo, describing the decision taken at a joint meeting of the Working Committee (WC) and Parliamentary Group (PG) after …

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Missing trekkers in Knuckles Range found

The seven persons who were reported missing while trekking through the forest at the Knuckles Mountain Range have been found, according to police. The were found unharmed during the search operation in the forest area near the Bambara Ella. A search operation was launched today after seven individuals, from Homagama, …

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Two Army Corporals arrested over Kandy violence

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that two Army Corporals have been arrested in connection with the recent violence in Poojapitiya, Kandy. The two Corporals who are currently serving in the Sri Lanka Army have been arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID). They are accused of allegedly damaging religious …

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Landslide warning issued for areas in Kegalle, Ratnapura

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has requested people living in certain parts of the Ratnapura and Kegalle districts to remain vigilant if rain continues. The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued landslide warning to the following areas in the two districts: Eheliyagoda, Kiriella, Ayagama, Elaptha, Kuruwita, Ratnapura including Kolonna …

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