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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Principals & zonal directors to decide on school closures

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has directed school principals and Zonal Directors of Education to decide whether or not to open schools in disaster prone areas. Meanwhile all schools in the Ratnapura, Dehiovita and Nivithigala educational zone will be closed today and tomorrow (22) due to the prevailing adverse weather …

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Flood warning issued as Kelani River nears spill level

The Kelani River is nearing spill level at Deraniyagal and Avissawella areas due to the heavy rainfall experienced at Kelani river catchment area, the Irrigation Department said. Issuing a flood warning today, the department said that the rainy condition is expected to enhance over the next few hours and therefore …

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Power disruptions in several areas due to rain

Electricity supply in the Kegalle, Galle, Mathugama and Agalawatta areas had been disrupted due to the heavy rain, the Ceylon Electricity Board said. Director and CEB spokesman Sulakshana Jayawardena said Electricity supply in Mathugama, Galle and Ambalangoda were disrupted due to the tripping of transmission lines. He said power supply …

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Sri Lanka teams-up with Microsoft to propel ICT programme

The Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Sri Lanka to drive the country’s digital transformation.   The MoU will enable the ministry to improve efficiency and create good governance across the government to ensure effective citizen services for the …

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Arjun Aloysius bail application fixed for May 25

The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed for May 25, the next date of hearing of the revision bail application filed by Arjun Aloysius (Chairman Perpetual Treasuries Pvt Limited) and Kasun Palisena its Chief Executive Officer, remanded in connection with the Treasury Bond Scam of 2015.   The Colombo High Court …

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Heavy rain today

Heavy Rain and lightning Advisory has been issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre of Meteorological Department. Accordinglky, Heavy rains (100 – 150mm) can be expected in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Southern and  Central provinces and Kurunegala until 4.30pm today, the  Meteorological Department  announced. There may be temporary localized strong …

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Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting

Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, say police. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students. A student was held after the attack. Police said explosive devices were found …

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