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Heavy rain and winds expected to continue - Met. Dept

Heavy rain and winds expected to continue - Met. Dept

The heavy rain and winds are expected to continue over the south-western part of the island as the South-west monsoon has established itself over the country, the Department of Meteorology said, in the forecast for today (27). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  1:06 am

President en-route to Sri Lanka after Australian visit

President en-route to Sri Lanka after Australian visit

President Maithripala Sirisena reportedly departed from Australia at around 3.00 pm yesterday (26) bringing to an end a successful three-day state visit. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  1:20 am

05 districts at risk of landslides

05 districts at risk of landslides

If extreme weather conditions persist, the districts of Ratnapura, Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Hambantota may be affected by landslides, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  1:48 am

Flooding conditions have not yet dissipated - DMC

Flooding conditions have not yet dissipated - DMC

Flood conditions still persist, with the water levels rising further in some areas, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  8:11 am

Search and rescue operations will continue today - SLAF

Search and rescue operations will continue today - SLAF

Search and rescue operations will continue today (27), Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  9:21 am

Ongoing crisis: death toll reaches 100, 99 missing, 207,290 affected in total

Ongoing crisis: death toll reaches 100, 99 missing, 207,290 affected in total

7,290 individuals in total have been affected by the prevalent extreme weather conditions so far, according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  9:52 am

Bandaththara, Matara residents requested to evacuate IMMEDIATELY!

Bandaththara, Matara residents requested to evacuate IMMEDIATELY!

Inhabitants of the Bandaththara area in Matara have been requested by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) to evacuate the area immediately. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  10:03 am

Modi directs Indian agencies to support relief ops in SL

Modi directs Indian agencies to support relief ops in SL

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has reportedly directed all relevant agencies of India to support relief operations in Sri Lanka, in light of the ongoing crisis situation on the island. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  10:26 am

Reduced rainfall, continued monsoonal showers and winds - Met. Dept

Reduced rainfall, continued monsoonal showers and winds - Met. Dept

Rainfall has reduced but monsoonal showers and windy condition will continue over the south-western part of the island, the Department of Meteorology said, in the latest weather update. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  10:37 am

Relief for flood victims: ‘Manusath Derana’ calls for donations

Relief for flood victims: ‘Manusath Derana’ calls for donations

‘Manusath Derana’ Humanitarian Operation has initiated a programme to provide aid and supplies to flood victims. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  11:37 am

Sri Lanka asks for help after landslides, floods kill over 100

Sri Lanka asks for help after landslides, floods kill over 100

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  2:20 pm

Hotlines introduced for water supply issues

Hotlines introduced for water supply issues

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. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  2:45 pm

OCDS hotlines for life saving support and urgent assistance

OCDS hotlines for life saving support and urgent assistance

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff has provided two contact numbers for the public to request life saving support and other urgent assistance in wake of the present disaster situation. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  3:31 pm

Pakistan to provide relief assistance for Sri Lanka

Pakistan to provide relief assistance for Sri Lanka

The High Commission of Pakistan says it is in constant touch with Sri Lankan authorities to finalize the required relief goods as they have requested and will soon provide necessary relief goods to the government and people of Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  4:37 pm

Rs 150 million allocated for relief measures - Rajitha

Rs 150 million allocated for relief measures - Rajitha

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the officials to take immediate steps to provide compensation for the deaths and property damages caused by the adverse weather conditions resulting in floods and landslides. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2017  5:05 pm

DEVELOPING STORY ; For all flood related updates

DEVELOPING STORY ;  For all flood related updates

Due to the prevailing inclement weather conditions, flooding reported in several areas of the country. Click here to view the latest updates as and when they are reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  7:41 am

Three women dead after earth mounds collapse

Three women dead after earth mounds collapse

Three women died due to the collapse of earth mounds in Sapugaskanda and Devinuwara areas. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  7:44 am

Tri-Forces launch rescue operations; Schools closed in Sabaragamuwa Province

Tri-Forces launch rescue operations; Schools closed in Sabaragamuwa Province

Floods have been reported in several areas due to the Gin and Nilwala rivers reaching spill levels. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  8:21 am

52-year-old crushed under tree

52-year-old crushed under tree

A 52-year-old in Kahawatha has been declared dead on the spot after being crushed under tree, due to the heavy rains. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  10:02 am

E01: Kokmaduwa, Welipenna interchanges flooded

E01: Kokmaduwa, Welipenna interchanges flooded

Kokmaduwa and Welipenna interchanges of the Southern Expressway flooded due to the inclement where, Police said. Motorists are advised to use alternative exits to avoid inconveniences.

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  10:27 am

Showery and windy condition expected to continue

Showery and windy condition expected to continue

The Department of Meteorology says that within past 21.00hrs very heavy showers were reported from Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces while the Rathnapura meteorological station received very heavy rainfall (196.7 mm). MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  11:50 am

Move away from low-lying areas near rivers!

Move away from low-lying areas near rivers!

Home Affairs Minister Wajira Abeywardhane requests all people who are living in low-lying areas near the rivers to evacuate immediately as there is a threat of the rivers over-flowing. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  12:09 pm

Heavy traffic reported in and around Colombo

Heavy traffic reported in and around Colombo

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

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  12:28 pm

Australia and Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in maritime security

Australia and Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in maritime security

President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government is totally committed to support the campaign against human smuggling and sea piracy. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  1:00 pm

Seven dead, 3 missing Bulathsinhala landslide

Seven dead, 3 missing Bulathsinhala landslide

At least 7 persons were killed while another 3 are reportedly missing due to the landslide in Bogahawatta, Bulathsinhala. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  1:06 pm

Parliament to be adjourned at 2pm

Parliament to be adjourned at 2pm

Party leaders have decided to suspend Parliament proceedings at 2.00pm today, considering the prevailing disaster situation owing to inclement weather. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  1:25 pm

Armed robbery at private bank in Mirigama

Armed robbery at private bank in Mirigama

A private bank has been robbed by two armed men who had arrived on a motorcycle in Mirigama, Gampaha. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  2:32 pm

Constructions blocking natural canals, waterways to be removed

Constructions blocking natural canals, waterways to be removed

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development says that constructions blocking natural canals and waterways in Kolonnawa, Kaduwela, Wattala and Kelaniya are to be removed due to urban flooding risk. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  2:39 pm

Naval and fishing communities warned of rough seas

Naval and fishing communities warned of rough seas

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. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  3:38 pm

Landslides, floods kill 37 in Kalutara; 28 in Ratnapura

Landslides, 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. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  4:05 pm

Floods in Galle - over 17,000 families displaced

Floods in Galle - over 17,000 families displaced

The heavy rainfall that persisted during the past 24 hours has affected 69,216 individuals of 17,771 families in Galle, the district Disaster Management Center says. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  5:00 pm

Tri-forces troops step up rescue and relief efforts

Tri-forces troops step up rescue and relief efforts

A large number of tri forces personnel and rescue teams are currently involved in rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas in Weeraketiya, Neluwa, Morawaka, Deiyandara, Padukka, Bulathsinhala, Kalawana, Wellampitiya, Palindanuwara and Beliatta areas. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  5:05 pm

Water distribution pipe takes hit from landslide - supply hindered in several areas

Water distribution pipe takes hit from landslide - supply hindered in several areas

Water supply to several areas has been affected due to the damage sustained by one of the main water pipes that distributes water from the Kalatuwawa and Labugama water purification centres, National Water Supply and Drainage Board says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  5:15 pm

Min. of Home Affairs opens 24 hr emergency hotline

Min. of Home Affairs opens 24 hr emergency hotline

In light of the persisting extreme weather conditions, the Ministry of Home Affairs has opened a 24-hour hotline enabling the public to report emergencies and disaster situations. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  6:30 pm

91 dead, 110 missing - DMC

91 dead, 110 missing - DMC

91 individuals have been reported dead whereas 110 have gone missing as a result of the flooding and adverse weather conditions, the Disaster Management Centre says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  6:57 pm

India dispatches relief supplies for flood victims

India dispatches relief supplies for flood victims

In light of the crisis situation that has arisen as a result of the extreme weather conditions, India has dispatched a ship containing relief supplies, Ada Derana reporters say. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  8:31 pm

Fasting for Ramadan to begin on Saturday

Fasting for Ramadan to begin on Saturday

Muslims in Sri Lanka are scheduled to commence fasting for Ramadan on Saturday (27), the Colombo Grand Mosque announced. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  8:35 pm

SL Army issues numbers to call for assistance

SL Army issues numbers to call for assistance

Owing to the increased emergence of disaster situations and emergencies, the Sri Lanka Army has issued region-specific numbers to call for assistance. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2017  9:39 pm

President meets Australian PM

President meets Australian PM

President Maithripala Sirisena meets Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull at the National Parliamentary building in Canberra. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  7:43 am

Warnings issued due to heavy rains across island

Warnings issued due to heavy rains across island

The disaster management center has issued a warning requesting all residents living in settlements found on low ground around the Kelani, Kalu and Gin rivers to be on alert. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  8:03 am

Fifty-five year old dies after being crushed under tree

Fifty-five year old dies after being crushed under tree

An individual in the Samagipura area has passed away after being crushed under tree. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  9:54 am

19 missing fishing boats return to shore

19 missing fishing boats return to shore

The 19 fishing boats that were reported missing yesterday (24) have all returned, sources say. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  10:08 am

Police officer shot while arresting ransom holder

Police officer shot while arresting ransom holder

A police officer in the Kegalle area has been shot while on duty. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  10:11 am

Export-dependent economy to be instigated - PM

 Export-dependent economy to be instigated - PM

The country’s economy will transition to a completely export-dependent economy during the course of the next few years, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  10:21 am

Australia, Sri Lanka agree to enhance cooperation

Australia, Sri Lanka agree to enhance cooperation

President Maithripala Sirisena and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed to expand cooperation between the two countries in several areas. This agreement was reached during their discussions held at the Australian Parliament in Canberra today‎ (May 25). MORE..

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  11:08 am

Mother and infant found dead at foot of waterfall

Mother and infant found dead at foot of waterfall

A body of a mother and her young child have been found at the foot of the Lakshapana waterfall. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  11:22 am

Ariana Grande cancels concerts after Manchester attack

Ariana Grande cancels concerts after Manchester attack

Ariana Grande’s concerts at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday and Friday have been cancelled following the Manchester suicide bombing. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  11:28 am

Cabinet was reshuffled for the country’s progress - Hizbullah

Cabinet was reshuffled for the country’s progress - Hizbullah

If Sri Lanka didn’t suffer from a civil war, the country may have been much more developed than it is now, State Minister M. L. A. M. Hiszbullah says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  12:02 pm

Showers expected to enhance - Met. Dept.

Showers expected to enhance - Met. Dept.

The Department of Meteorology says that south-west monsoon conditions are establishing over the country and hence showery and windy condition are expected to enhance over the south-western part of the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  12:03 pm

Mahindananda released on bail

Mahindananda released on bail

The indictments for the case against former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage were submitted to the Colombo High Court today (25). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2017  12:38 pm