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Rainfall as high as 553 mm recorded in the country
Posted: May 27, 2017, 7:51 am
Author: rangazone.r@gmail.com

Rainfall as high as 500mm was reported in several parts of the country yesterday, the Department of Meteorology said.


Airman, who fell off helicopter during rescue ops, dies
Posted: May 27, 2017, 1:21 am
Author: rangazone.r@gmail.com

A 37-year- old SLAF airman, Y.M.S. Yaparathna, who had fallen off a helicopter while conducting a rescue operation at the Neluwa area in Galle yesterday morning, passed away due to the abdominal injuries he sustained in the fall at around 8.30pm yesterday, hospital sources confirmed.


Minister says no immediate need to open spill gates
Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:39 pm
Author: rangazone.r@gmail.com

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya rejected rumours that the prevailing flood threat had been caused by the opening of spill gates in the hydro power reservoirs. He told the media that none of the reservoirs were at spill level to necessitate the opening of the spill gates.


Kaduwela interchange flooded
Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:45 pm
Author: rangazone.r@gmail.com

Kaduwela interchange on the Southern Expressway (E01) had been flooded and motorists are advised to use alternate routes, Police said.


 

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Sri Lanka Death Toll Rises in Garbage Dump Collapse
Posted: April 17, 2017, 10:48 am
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At least 28 people have died, and 30 are missing after a mound in Colombo, the capital, gave way and buried part of a neighborhood. Rescuers expect the toll to rise.

Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse Kills at Least 19
Posted: April 15, 2017, 8:52 pm
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A dump that collapsed on a residential neighborhood on Friday killed at least 19, buried scores of homes and sent many more residents fleeing.

‘Give Us Our Children Back’: Hunger Strikers in Sri Lanka Demand Answers
Posted: January 26, 2017, 6:03 pm
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In pushing officials to investigate the disappearance of thousands after a civil war ended in 2009, hunger strikers won a meeting with the country’s defense minister.

Torture Is ‘Common Practice’ in Sri Lanka, U.N. Panel Finds
Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:38 pm
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The Committee on Torture also pointed to a failure to rapidly investigate and prosecute atrocities committed at the end of the country’s 26-year civil war.

 

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