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Possibility of landslides

The Disaster Management Centre says there is a possibility of landslides if rains of more than 75 mm continue in the next 24 hours. Ratnapura, Eheliyagoda and Kuruwita areas are facing this risk.

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Vesak is today

Buddhists all over the world celebrate the Vesak festival today. It marks the three important events in the life of Gauthama Buddha. On account of Vesak, 432 minor offenders have been released from prison. An exposition of sacred relics will take place at Temple Trees tonight. Also, a stamp depicting …

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Rains in the afternoon

The Met Department forecast rains for most areas in the afternoon. Western, north western and southern coastal areas too, will experience rains. Rains exceeding 75 mm are expected in western, Sabaragamuwa, central, southern and Uva provinces.

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Two roads blocked

Following heavy rains, earthslips have disrupted transportation on Haldummulla-Ginigathgala and Beragala-Mantenna roads. As a result, Ginigathgala, Kirimetiya and several other villages have been cut off.

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Accident at Pinnaduwa

A road accident on the southern expressway near the Pinnaduwa entry point has left 17 people injured. The bus carrying them from Kadawatha to Kataragama has crashed into a fence on the road. The injured have been admitted to Karapitiya and Elpitiya hospitals.

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Cabinet reshuffle on May 01

President Maithripala Sirisena says there will be a cabinet reshuffle on May 01. He was speaking at a ceremony at Sri Walagamba Pirivena in Dambulla. According to him, the Buddha Sasana Ministry too, would be changed.

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Four suspects arrested

Police raided an illegal gambling den and arrested four suspects. One of them contested the recent LG polls on the SLPP ticket, police said. A sum of Rs. 106,000 had been seized from their possession.

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Surpasses 4,000 dollar mark

Sri Lanka’s per capita income surpassed the 4,000 dollar mark in 2017. The Central Bank said the figure stood at 4,065 or Rs. 619,729. It stood at 3,857 dollars in 2016.

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Protective fence along Viani Canal

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the director general of the Mahaweli Authority to erect a protective fence along the Viani Canal. Many vehicles plying on the nearby Badulla-Mahiyangana road have fallen into the canal. The fence erection will cost around Rs. 26 million.

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Factory owner surrenders

The owner of a rubber factory at Bellapitiya in Horana today surrendered to courts over the death of five persons on April 19. They died after inhaling ammonia from a wastewater pit at the factory. Thirty four others were admitted to hospital. Previously, the manager and the officer in charge …

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