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Naval and fishing communities warned

The Department of Meteorology says that the southwest monsoon condition has established over the country and surrounding sea area. Hence Showery and windy condition are expected to continue over the sea areas around the island. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea area around the island while …

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Floods kill 37 in Kalutara; 28 in Ratnapura

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that 37 people have died and another 80 are missing in Kalutara District due to floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain. Meanwhile the death toll in the Ratnapura District has climbed to 28 so far, according to the DMC. The Disaster Management Center …

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Met. Dept. releases special weather announcement

South-west monsoon conditions are likely to establish over the country during the next few days, the Department of Meteorology says. Hence, showery and windy conditions are expected to enhance over the south-western part of the country. Showers or thundershowers are likely to occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and …

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India, Sri Lanka likely to finalise ETCA by year end

India and Sri Lanka are expected to finalise the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) agreement by this year’s end with some headway being made during negotiations. Sanjay Panda, joint secretary (India Ocean region) in the external affairs ministry, said: “The negotiations have started and four rounds completed.  At the …

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Court case against Basil postponed till July

The case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and a group of officials regarding the mishandling of finances of the Department of Divinaguma Development was called today (15). The attorney representing the defendant stated that the defendants had not received the evidence report. The State Counsel appearing on behalf of the …

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No computers attacked by global ransomware virus in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team today said incidents of local computer systems being affected by the recent ransomware virus have not been reported to them so far. Chief Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandraguptha told Lanka Business Online that it is essential to follow precautionary measures to avoid such attack. …

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