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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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Rain to continue next few days

The Department of Meteorology says that heavy rainfall, about 150 mm, can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central, North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere particularly …

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Viral disease in South

All preschools in the Southern Province will remain closed this week while the primary section of other schools situated in the areas where the disease is spreading will be closed for two-days from tomorrow because of an unidentified disease spreading in the Province, Provincial Education Ministry said. Provincial Education Secretary Y. Wickramasiri said …

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National inflation drop

Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in April 2018 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 1.6 percent from 2.8 percent recorded in March 2018 on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Monday. Inflation of 1.6 percent reported for April 2018 is the lowest inflation …

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PM instructs officials to prepare for emergency flood relief

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has advised the three armed forces to be on alert to provide necessary relief as possibility of major floods is looming with torrential downpours lashing across the island. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held a special discussion at Temple Trees Monday to take immediate action to provide …

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