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Indian Ocean rising rapidly since 2004

Indian ocean has been rising rapidly since 2004 and the trend has been specific to a smaller stretch called the North Indian Ocean, which consists of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and a large part of the Indian Ocean until the 5 degree South latitude, finds a recent …

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Accident in Mahiyangane

A 21 year old woman died and two children  ( 6 years and 2 years) were missing after a three wheeler with six persons fell into a canal in Mahiyangane, our news sources said.

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Levy on imported frozen fish reduced

he Finance Ministry yesterday announced that the government had decided to reduce the special commodity levy on imported frozen fish by Rs. 25 per kilo with effect from yesterday.   The decision was taken in consideration the inclement weather of the country’s fish industry.   The levy on imported frozen …

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Sathosa suspends ‘Basmathi’ rice sale

The distribution and selling of the controversial consignment of ‘Basmathi’ rice imported from Pakistan has been suspended with immediate effect, Lanka Sathosa Chairman T. M. K. B. Tennekoon said. Panic made among the consumers due to a video went viral on social network news describing the subject rice as ‘Plastic …

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21,000 still in welfare centres

Over 21,000 displaced people are still in 202 welfare centres almost over a week after the massive floods accompanied by landslides triggered by heavy showers hit eleven districts in the southwestern districts of the country, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC). There are 6,270 families at safe locations; 4,005 …

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