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24 killed, 170,000 affected due to bad weather

At least 24 individuals killed and more than 170,000 individuals affected in 20 districts due to the ongoing adverse weather condition, the Disaster Management Center (DMC)said. Water levels of main rivers are currently showing normal levels but water levels at Kalu River and Nilwala River are dropping slowly. Ratnapura, Kalutara, …

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Influenza vaccine not available at govt hospitals – Actg. DG

Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. Sarath Amunugama says that currently government hospitals do not provide the influenza virus vaccines. Speaking at a press conference held at the Health Education Bureau (HEB), he also said that adequate rest is as important as medical treatment for those suffering from a …

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Railway technical workers to launch 48-hour strike

The Railway Technical Services Trade Union Committee has decided to engage in a 48-hour token strike based on three demands including salary increments. According to the Chairman of the committee P. Sampath Rajitha, the strike will last from 4pm today (29) until 4 pm on 31st May. Around 12,000 employees …

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Five prisoners escape from the court’s jail cell

Five inmates in the Galle Prison have escaped from the Baddegama court’s jail cell yesterday and the police have launched a massive operation to capture the escapees. According to the police, the prisoners have been brought to the Baddegama Magistrate Court from the Galle yesterday morning. While the escapees were …

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