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Rainy weather to continue till May

The death toll from flooding, lightning and landslides triggered by heavy rains has risen to 13, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC). More than 124,733 people have been affected in Mulaitivu, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Galle, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Monaragala, Matara, Hambantota, Vavuniya, Gampaha, Matale, Polonnaruwa, Colombo …

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Dhananjaya de Silva’s father killed in shooting at Ratmalana

A member of the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, who is also the father of Sri Lankan cricket Dhananjaya de Silva, has been killed in a shooting incident at Ratmalana last night. Police said that three persons were admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital last night with injuries following a shooting incident …

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Brian Shaddick’s wife gives evidence against Gammanpila

The wife of Australian businessman Brian Shaddick, the third witness in the alleged financial fraud case filed against the two accused, including Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday informed the Colombo High Court that she had never put her signature executing a Power of Attorney to Gammanpila, …

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PM’s decision on Provincial Council elections this week

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a decision this week on holding the Provincial Council polls, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday (23). Speaker Jayasuriya said he continually held discussions regarding the holding of Provincial Council Elections. Pointing out that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had taken time to negotiate …

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MP Sanath Nishantha and brother further remanded

UPFA Puttalam District MP Sanath Nishantha Perera and his brother former Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jagath Samantha Perera have been further remanded until June 07. Due to the hospitalization of Chilaw High Court Judge Sanjeewa Morayas, the case was taken up before High Court Registrar Ajith Jayasundara today, our news …

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More than 124,000 people affected by adverse weather

The Disaster Management Center (DMC)  says that total of 124,733 persons belonging to 31,822 families have been affected by the prevailing adverse weather condition, our news sources said. It said that 137 divisional secretariat divisions in 18 districts have been affected by the floods and landslides triggered by Southwestern Monsoon …

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Two more days of weather fury

Heavy rains, and floods continue to wreak havoc as the South West monsoon continue to hit the south western part of the country today (24) and tomorrow.   The number of lives claimed by the adverse weather has reached 11 and approximately, 7,526 families have been evacuated into 194 welfare …

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