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Landslide early warnings issued for four districts

Landslide early warnings issued for four districts

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrives in Sri Lanka

The Global Peace Ambassador and Spiritual Leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon (18), on a three-day visit. MORE..

26 injured as two buses collide head-on at Kottapola

At least 26 persons have been injured and hospitalised following a head-on collision involving two private buses in the Kottapola area on the Kegalle – Avissawella main road this evening (18). MORE..

Ella–Wellawaya road temporarily closed again tonight

The Ella – Wellawaya main road will remain closed for traffic from 8.00 p.m. today (17) until 6.00 a.m. tomorrow (18) due to prevailing inclement weather conditions, the Badulla District Secretary said.

Sri Lanka falls short on 19 transparency and legislative commitments to IMF programme - report

Sri Lanka has not met 30% of its due commitments to the IMF programme by the end of April 2024, which translates to a total of 19 unfulfilled obligations, according to a report by Verité Research. MORE..

Navy rescue Sri Lankan fishermen from distressed local fishing trawler in eastern waters

Sri Lanka Navy, in coordination with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC)in Colombo have rescued 03 fishermen from a distressed local fishing vessel off the east coast of Sri Lanka, about 42 nautical miles (77km) off the Batticaloa Lighthouse on Friday (17). MORE..

Fifty dead in heavy rain, floods in central Afghanistan, official says

At least 50 people are dead following a fresh bout of heavy rain and flooding in central Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday. MORE..

Heavy downpours and strong winds expected during next few days

Showery and windy conditions are expected to enhance during the next few days from today, due to pre-monsoonal conditions over the country and surrounding sea areas, the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..

Adani wind energy project challenged in Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court

Adani Green Energy’s wind energy project, coming up in Sri Lanka’s northern Mannar and Pooneryn districts, has been challenged in the island’s apex court on grounds of potential environmental impact and “lack of transparency”. MORE..

Naval, fishing communities cautioned of gusty winds and rough seas

The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory warning the naval and fishing communities in the deep-sea areas in the South-eastern Arabian Sea of strong winds and rough seas. MORE..

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Artificial intelligence hitting labour forces like a “tsunami” - IMF Chief

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