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Wind speed to increase

Wind speed could increase suddenly, seas off Galle to Mulathiv via Hambantota within next 48 hours , Fishermen and Naval community are cautioned, our news sources said.

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Wet weather to prevail

The Department of Meteorology says due to the wavy type disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, cloudy skies and showery conditionsare expected to continue over most parts of the island. Strong gusty winds (up to 50-60 kmph) can expect particularly over Southern province and in Mannar district. Fairly strong …

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Excise Ordinance amended

Parliament approved amendments to the Excise Ordnance on Thursday prohibiting the tapping of coconut and palmyrah trees without obtaining licences and allowed tapping only the kithul tree for toddy without a licence. The new law will come into effect from 1 April 2018. Moving to the second reading debate on …

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Normalcy returns to Kandy

Public life in Kandy which had been disrupted over the past couple of days due to ethnic tensions is now returning to normalcy. Businesses which had been shut for the last three days, opened yesterday, after Police curfew was lifted at 6.00am yesterday and transportation services were also seen to …

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Schools in Kandy District to reopen on Monday

All government schools in Kandy Administrative District will reopen on Monday (March 12),  said Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayke. The Chief Minister said that the decision was taken while considering the peaceful situation which prevails in Kandy Administrative District at present. All government schools in the Kandy administrative district …

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Rain to continue

The Department of Meteorology says that due to the wavy type disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, showery condition is expected to enhance over the island from today (9), particularly in the southern half of the island. Cloudy skies can be expected in southern half of the island while …

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One dead, two injured in shooting at Kotahena

One person died while another two were wounded following a shooting incident at Kotahena in Colombo. The Colombo National Hospital confirmed that three persons were admitted to the hospital with gunshot wounds and that one of them was in critical condition. However, the individual in critical condition, a 28-year-old youth …

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Main suspect in Kandy incident arrested

The main suspect accused of instigating the incidents in Kandy has been arrested this morning along with 9 other suspects. They were arrested by the TID officers in Digana and Poojapitiya. Meanwhile a total of 71 suspects have been arrested so far from Sunday (9) to 6.00am today in connection …

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