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Earth slip warnings for central highland areas – DMC

Due to the heavy rainfall experienced in central highlands there is a risk of earth slips in the area, warns the Disaster Management Center (DMC) while requesting the public to be alert with this regard. Earth slips and rock falls have been reported at Haldummulla, Beragala areas in Haputale, Ella-Wellawaya …

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President opens second session of Parliament

The Second Session of the Eighth Parliament was opened by President Maithripala Sirisena, a short while ago. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the President arrived at the parliament for the ceremony. The President was receiveid at the main steps of the Parliament building by the Speaker and …

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Cabinet meeting postponed

The Cabinet meeting which was scheduled to be held today (08) has been postponed until tomorrow (09) due to the ceremonial opening of the second session of the 8th Parliament. Accordingly, the Cabinet meeting will take place at 10 am tomorrow at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. This will be …

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Over 50 percent of Samurdhi allocation spent in 3 months – PM

Around  Rs .25 billion allocated for Samurdhi recipients, Rs.13 billion had been spent in the first three months of this year, Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed in Colombo on Sunday. Addressing the UNP’s May Day celebrations at the Sugathadasa Stadium, Wickremesinghe questioned as to what had happened …

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Heatwave to continue for few more days

The ongoing heatwave would continue for a few more days, the Department of Meteorology said yesterday.   Meteorologist Nimal Bandara said the department had issued a Heat Weather Advisory for the Northern, Eastern, North-Central and Uva provinces.   The Department warms that fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and activity, …

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