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Whole country should unite to help flood victims – Former President

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Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe has called upon the people of Sri Lanka to continue to come out in their numbers to help those affected by the floods and landslides. “Our armed forces have as usual been at the forefront of ...

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Adverse Weather; death toll increased to 146

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The death toll due to the inclement weather has increased to 146. According to  the Disaster Management Center, 112 individuals are still reported to be missing. The communiqué notes that 442,299 persons ​in 114,124 families have been affected by the inclement ...

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Sri Lanka seeks Assistance to handle the worsening flood situation

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination ...

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Over 493, 000 displaced: Death toll increased up to 113

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The total number of displaced persons due to the disaster situation has increased upto 493, 455, Disaster Management Center sources said. The number of safety centers has increased up to 185. Co- Cabinet spokesman Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne addressing media ...

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President instructs for swift measures to assist victims of bad weather conditions

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to the affected people by the prevailing unfavorable weather conditions across the country. The President who is on a state visit to Australia, contacting the Minister ...

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Tri Forces engaged in rescue operations in floods areas

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The Army, Navy and Air Force are engaged in rescue operations in Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Hambantota districts deploying special boats and helicopters. Our reports said that rising water levels of the Gin River has resulted in floods in Baddegama, ...

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War Heroes claimed that they had been neglected

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The National Movement for the Protection of War Heroes have been staged a protest opposite the presidential secretariat to urge the government to pay them a pension. They said they had been neglected despite the sacrifices they made to safeguard ...

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Heavy rain; Many areas affected by floods

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Many areas in the country have been affected by floods due to heavy rain situation, our reporters said. The Disaster Management Center (DMC) said people of Kelani-Ganga related Divisional Secretariat areas in the Kolonnawa, Biyagama, Kelaniya, Kaduwela, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka ...

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India, Japan joint venture to build gas import terminal in Sri Lanka

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India and Japan will jointly set up a $250 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Sri Lanka, the first collaboration between the two nations to counter China’s growing influence in the Island nation. Petronet LNG Limited, India’s biggest ...

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Government should take actions against acts inflicted upon the Muslim community

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M.S Uthumalebbe, the opposition leader of Eastern Provincial Council said that the government and the defence sector should take action to contain the racist acts inflicted upon the Muslim community. If the incumbent government continued to overlook the racist acts ...

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