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‘Africa Day’ celebrated in Colombo  👤1181

2017-05-27 11:38:48

The South African High Commission in Colombo, on Thursday (25) celebrated 'Africa Day' by hoisting the flag of the African Union. This was followed by a reception hosted by HC for invitees including Honorary Consuls to Countries in Africa, and several staff of diplomatic missions.

Sex education from Grade Six  👤1428

2017-05-27 10:04:46

By Daya Perera and J. T. De Silva

As a step towards preventing underage girls from getting pregnant as well as abuse of children and sexual harassment, the Divisional Monitoring Committee of Parliament on Women and Gender, has decided to teach students from Grade 6-13 in schools the subject of sexuality and reproductive health.

Navy joins in relief operations  👤840

2017-05-26 20:22:25

Sri Lanka Navy has deployed over 31 relief, search and rescue teams comprising 197 naval personnel along with 31 relief boats for the prevailing flood situation.

Two ships with relief goods from India  👤1188

2017-05-26 18:48:15

The government of India on the request of Sri Lanka has taken steps to send two ships with relief goods, medical teams and equipment to assist the flood and landslide affected people in Sri Lanka.

Heavy traffic reported in and around Colombo  👤1236

2017-05-26 14:24:31

Heavy traffic has been reported in and around Colombo due to heavy rain. 

Water levels in major rivers increase  👤1558

2017-05-26 13:12:52

Several access roads have become inundated disrupting the rescue boat operations in the Galle District, said District Secretary S.T. Kodikara said this morning at a special Disaster Management meeting.

Schools in Sabaragamuwa Province closed  👤1478

2017-05-26 12:17:05

All the schools in Sabaragamuwa Province have been temporary closed today due to the prevailing torrential rains.

23 killed due to floods  👤1890

2017-05-26 12:00:28

23 killed due to floods and landslides in Ratnapura and Kalutara districts. Rescue operations launched - DMC

Inform disaster situations on the following numbers  👤1505

2017-05-26 11:16:55

Ministry of Home Affairs has introduced the following telephone numbers to inform in the event of a disaster due to the prevailing heavy rains.

Pakistani students visit SL  👤1661

2017-05-26 10:24:09

An eight-member student delegation, along with their teachers from The City School, Lahore, led by Shazia Zahid, is visiting Sri Lanka from 24 to 28 May, 2017 under a Student Exchange Programme, with Harcourts International School, Sri Lanka.

Heavy rains in five districts  👤1969

2017-05-26 09:43:39

Within the past 21 hrs very heavy showers were reported from Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces (Rathnapura meteorological station received a heavy rainfall of 196.7 mm), Met Department says.

Dead Jumbo’s stomach contained 25kg polythene  👤1549

2017-05-25 12:08:31

The stomach of a dead wild elephant was found to contain over 25 kg of polythene, according to Wild Life officials in the Polonnaruwa District.

New security system from 1 June at BIA  👤1529

2017-05-25 09:42:19


It has been decided to implement a new security system from 1 June with the objective of providing protection to airlines at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Heavy rains likely  👤1832

2017-05-25 07:53:51

The South-West monsoon conditions are likely to develop over the country during the next few days, the Department of Meteorology informs.

President given grand welcome in Canberra  👤797

2017-05-24 15:16:32

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Canberra this morning (24th May) commencing his three-day State visit on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

President condemns the Manchester Attack  👤782

2017-05-24 13:01:43

President Maithripala Sirisena condemns the terrorist attack on a Manchester musical concert that claimed the lives of 22 civilians and injured scores more.

Lottery Dealers to Strike  👤1064

2017-05-24 10:54:49

By Sidath Mendis

The All-Island Lottery Dealers' Association (AILDA) yesterday warned that if the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and the Development Lotteries Board (DLB) were to be placed under the jurisdiction of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, despite the fact that both boards collapsed under him previously, they will opt for trade union action shortly.

18-hour water cut  👤1268

2017-05-24 10:03:46

By Methmalie Dissanayake

The water supply to several parts of Colombo will be disrupted today, for 18 hours, due to urgent repairs, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced yesterday. Accordingly, the water supply will be cut off from 10p.m. today.

Weather Today  👤1132

2017-05-24 08:36:28

South-west monsoon conditions are likely to establish over the country during next few days (particularly from 25th). Hence Showery and windy condition are expected to enhance over the south-western part of the country.

President’s visit will boost Australia – Sri Lanka Ties  👤1354

2017-05-23 13:09:13

Sri Lanka and Australia enjoy strong bilateral relations and the current state visit of President Maithripala Sirisena will give them quantum jump, says Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar.



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