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In Srilanka
May 27, 2017 10:57 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Navy says, the teams that were deployed by the navy has rescued 2,047 people so far. According to the Navy, they have been located at relief camps and food and other relief items have been provided to them. The navy further noted that rescue operations are continuing. and that 532 navy ...
In Srilanka
May 27, 2017 10:13 am gmt |
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The Ministry of City planning and Water Supply informs public to contact the special operation committee through the following contact numbers to give information regarding the interruptions of the water supply and the drinking water issues in their areas due to the disaster situation. Up to now, the...
In Latest Stories
May 27, 2017 10:00 am gmt |
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As the protest urging to find and release the missing people reaching 100th day on May 30th, an all religious prayer is scheduled to be held  it is learnt. To let the international community know about this problem is the reason that this religious prayer is organized the sources say. The relatives o...
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May 27, 2017 10:00 am gmt |
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The first Indian rescue ship,  INS Krich arrived at the Colombo harbour today (27th of May). The ship carried aid material, equipment, personnel, food and medicinal aid as well as a team of rescue divers.The ship also contains a number of rescue boats that would be used for relief operations. Indian ...
In Srilanka
May 27, 2017 9:10 am gmt |
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In order to build a naval base in Trincomalee, a secret agreement has been signed between America and Sri Lanka said the Lanka Sama Samaja Party leader Thissa Witharana. He said that since the Trincomalee port is also there the US had agreed to build the naval base. Approximately 400 million American...
In Srilanka
May 27, 2017 9:03 am gmt |
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Death toll due to the inclement weather and associated crisis has risen to 100, Government said, according to latest reports. Meanwhile, 99 persons have been reported to be missing and over 200,000 persons affected. Colombo, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Kaluthara, Rathnapura, Kegalle, Gampaha, Kandy, M...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2017 10:18 am gmt |
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Police have confirmed that 28 people are dead and 41 people are missing due to the inclement weather that has caused flooding and landslides. Kaluthara, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts are the most severely affected areas it is learnt.  In Bulathsinhala Bogahawatta area it is reported that 6 pe...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2017 8:58 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government is totally committed to support the campaign against human smuggling and sea piracy. He said that Sri Lanka would extend fullest cooperation to the efforts taken to enhance maritime security, the PMD reported. The President made this statemen...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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Party leaders have decided to suspend Parliament proceedings at 2.00pm today (26th of May), considering the prevailing disaster situation owing to inclement weather. Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala informed the parliament of the decision as proceedings commenced following the special party leader...
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May 26, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s new foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake pledged to bring more investments to the country. He stated the above when he delivered a speech in the Colombo Foreign Ministry after assuming duty yesterday (25th of May). “As a Foreign minister I pledge to bring more investments to the country wit...
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May 26, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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All Schools in Sabaragamuwa have been closed due to flood situation. The above was announced by the office of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Educational Secretary. Sri Lanka was affected by drought in the last month and now the situation has changed into heavy downpour. The people in the lowland areas a...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2017 11:43 am gmt |
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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Thursday signed an MOU with the Presidential Taskforce to assist in the fight against chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu). Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia, Somasundaram Skandakumar, and the CEO of ANSTO, Dr Adi P...
In Jaffna
May 25, 2017 8:57 am gmt |
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The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) today (May 25) expressed its concerns for the interruptions occurred during the commemoration of the Mullivaikkal Day organized by the NPC held on the 18th of May at Mullivaikkal where thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were killed in 2009. C.V. K. Sivagnanam,...
In Colombo
May 25, 2017 7:41 am gmt |
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Minister of Justice, Wijeyadasa Rajapakse said arrangements are underway to transfer the cases of Tamil Political prisoners to Colombo. Responding to a query in parliament on Wednesday (May 24) on delay of the cases of Tamil political prisoners whose cases have been heard at Anuradhapura Special Cour...
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May 24, 2017 7:54 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Canberra this morning (May 24) commencing a three-day state visit on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He was received by Official Secretary to the Governor General, Mr. Mark Fraser, Minister of Education, Senator Simon Birming...