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11 dead, nearly 105,352 affected

It is said that 105,352 persons of 18 districts have been affected due to prevailing adverse weather conditions, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) announced. Meanwhile the death toll has increased to 11 the DMC said in its latest update. A total of 84,943persons belonging to 18,542 families are affected by …

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Tripping of grid substations cause power outages

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said that the tripping of grid substations in Katunayake, Bolawatta, Pannala, Maho, Puttalam, Chilaw and Old-Anuradhapura have resulted in power outages in several areas. The CEB said that the tripping of the grid substation in Chilaw at around 11.00am today (23) had triggered this situation. …

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10 dead, nearly 85,000 affected

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that nearly 85,000 people in 14 districts have been affected due to the heavy monsoon rain and strong winds across Sri Lanka. Meanwhile the death toll due to the severe weather condition has also risen to 10, the DMC said in its latest update. …

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Death toll rises to nine

The death toll from stormy weather rose to nine by yesterday afternoon while eight other persons were injured. More than 68,343 people from 18,079 families in 19 districts have been affected and 6,090 people (1,625 families) removed to 80 safe locations, according to Disaster Management Centre (DMC).   The DMC …

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Second Sri Lankan conquers Mt Everest

Johann Peiris became the second Sri Lankan to conquer the highest peak in the world when he successfully summited Mount Everest at 5.55 a.m. Nepal time yesterday (22).   Johann was a part of the expedition that helped Jayanthi Kuru Uthumpala to become the first Sri Lankan to conquer Mount …

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Prevailing rainy condition expected to enhance from today

The Department of Meteorology says that the prevailing rainy condition in the Southwestern part of the island is expected to enhance some extent from today, particularly tonight. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces, it said. Showers or thundershowers are expected to occur …

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Maldivian arrested at BIA with heroin worth over Rs. 24 million

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested a Maldivian national at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake with 2.39 kg of heroin. The heroin haul is estimated to be worth around Rs 24.4 million. The 33-year-old suspect was arrested in the departure terminal in an operations carried out based on …

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Daya calls for information

Minister of social welfare Daya Gamage has instructed that information about the elders and persons with disabilities affected by the adverse weather be made available to him immediately. The ministry says floods have affected 23,000 families in 16 districts, and that 1,500 persons are being given temporary shelter in 30 …

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