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Sri Lankan plane with 228 on board hits runway light at Cochin

A SriLankan Airlines plane with 228 people on board hit a runway light at the Cochin Airport during take-off, Indian media reported. All passengers on board the SriLankan Airlines flight UL-167 are safe, the report said. The aircraft’s wheel was damaged and the flight was cancelled. The runway was closed …

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Disaster situation is gradually declining –DMC

The prevailing disaster situation due to the adverse weather is currently declining gradually, stated the Disaster Management Center (DMC). However, the water level of the Kelani River on the water gauge in Nagalagam Street has gone up to warning levels, last midnight (26). There still is a flood situation in …

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Posthumously promotion for slain PC

The Madampe Police Constable, who lost his life while rescuing flood victims, was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant, by the Inspector General of Police. The police constable was reported missing on the 25th May, when he went to rescue a family from flooded waters, in the Gal Wala …

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Army rescue & relief operations continue in full swing

Hundreds of Army troops across the flood-affected districts of Kegalle, Kalutara, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Galle, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Puttalam, Matara, Kurunegala, Badulla, Colombo and elsewhere continue their rescue and relief operations in close coordination with Disaster Management Centre, District and Divisional Secretariats. 19 members of the 9 Gemunu Watch troops of the …

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20 dead, nearly 55,000 affected by severe weather

Nearly 53,712 persons belonging to 40,017 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains across Sri Lanka in 19 districts, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. The death toll due to the severe weather condition has risen to 19, the DMC said in its latest update. A total …

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Breakdown at Kollupitiya grid substation

The power supply to several areas in Kollupitiya and suburbs has been suspended due to a breakdown at the Kollupitiya grid substation. The Ministry of Power and Energy said that repairs are currently underway to rectify the issue and that the power supply to the affected areas will be restored …

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Death toll climbs to 16; one missing

The death toll due to the adverse weather condition in the country has risen to 16 while one person has been reported missing, according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC). A total of 127,913 persons have been affected by the inclement weather.

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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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