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Astrologer Sumanadasa gives evidence in case against Basil

The case against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Tirukumar Nadesan where they are charged with misappropriation of state funds for the purchase of a 16 acre land in Mapitigama, Malwana, Dompe and building a palatial bungalow with a swimming pool and a running a farm was yesterday taken …

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Evacuation alert issued as Kalu River water level rises

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) urged people living in Kalutara, Madurawala, Dodangoda, Horana, Palindanuwara, Bulathsinhala, Ingiriya, Millaniya, Kirialla, Kuruvita, Alapatha, Ratnapura DS Divisions to evacuate to safe locations as the water level of Kalu River is on the rise. The DMC also said that more information with regard to the …

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Home Affairs Ministry introduces special ‘disaster’ hotline

A special hotline number was introduced by the Home Affairs Ministry today (23) to inform regarding any disaster related issues. The public can inform of such disaster related issues via the telephone number – 1902 to the secretary of Home Affairs. Minister of Home Affairs, Vajira Abeywardena, said that the …

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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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