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Prevailing weather condition to change

The Meteorology Department yesterday predicted that the prevailing showery conditions particularly in the eastern part of the country would decrease to some extent from today (14). The Duty Meteorologist told media that the prevailing cloudy conditions would also decrease from tomorrow. The low pressure area in the vicinity of Sri …

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Uva Wellassa University closed due to chickenpox outbreak

Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University Dr. Jayantha Lal Ratnasekera says that the Uva Wellassa University has been closed due to a risk of chickenpox spreading among students. The University will be closed from today (13) until further notice, the official announced. The Vice Chancellor said 27 students residing in …

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Court suspends cricketer Ramith Rambukwella, driver’s license

The Colombo Traffic Court has ordered to suspend the driver’s license of the cricketer Ramith Rambukwella, who was charged with drunk driving and several other violations. The Magistrate also issued an order to produce Rambukwella at the Medical Council attached to the Ministry of Transport in Nugegoda to subject him …

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More rains, strong winds, rough seas

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea, extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle, during next 36 hrs due to strong winds and rough seas.   The Met Department states that the low pressure area in the vicinity of Sri Lanka is now located to the …

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Nine-hour water cut in Kelaniya and Suburbs tomorrow

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said that water supply to several areas in Colombo would be disrupted tomorrow (13). Accordingly, a nine-hour water cut will commence from 9am tomorrow until 6pm in Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha, Peliyagoda Urban Council, Wattala Urban Council and Pradeshiya Sabha areas and a …

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Youth arrested for hate posts on FB remanded

The 18-year-old youth, arrested for inciting racial hatred on social media, has been remanded until March 26 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. The youth, a student of a leading school in Colombo, was arrested recently for spreading false information through Facebook regarding the unrest. Meanwhile two students aged 17 and …

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Five killed in Nilaveli boat accident

Five persons were killed after a boat in which they were picking flowers capsized on Periyakulam tank in Nilaveli yesterday. The victims have been identifies as three males and two females; residents of Periyakulam area. However, one person has been rescued, police spokesman said. Nilaveli Police is conducting investigations into …

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