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Tuesday October 26th, 2021
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Rough seas, 2-3m high waves forecast for some of Sri Lanka's coastal regions

Naval and fishing communities have been advised to exercise caution.

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Heavy rain, thundershowers forecast for parts of Sri Lanka

The Met Department has asked the general public to take adequate precautions to minimise damage.

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Sri Lanka geologists investigating increase in tremors: official

"Some tremors can be attributed to incidents such as blasts, but no such incident was reported in the area."

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Pakistan donates 75 ventilators, 150 CPAP machines to Sri Lanka Covid hospitals

Pakistan wants to jointly address the pandemic will regional countries

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Sri Lanka to pay Rs 1 mn for deaths, permanent disability from protected wild life

Wildlife on Sri Lanka’s protected animals list are elephants, leopards, bears, wild buffalo and crocodile.

Sri Lanka to raid lunch sheet sellers, outlaw plastic garlands

The island has several alternatives to lunch sheets

First Degree Mantaslaughter

Does Sri Lanka Now Lead the World in Exterminating Ocean Rays?

Mark Hager

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Sri Lanka begins week with torrential downpour; met dept hopeful condition won't persist

“At present, it doesn’t look like the condition will persist, but we are waiting for updated observations,” she sa...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Fence villages; keep forests open: MP calls for policy shift in Sri Lanka's human-elephant conflict

Dr Prithiviraj Fernando's proposal would be “far more sensible”, Prof Vitharana said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sinopharm triggers immune responses in 95-pct vaccinees Sri Lanka study finds

The seroconversion rates were highest in the 20 to 39 age group (98.88%) at 6 weeks

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Sri Lanka naval, fishing communities warned of strong, 70kmph winds

“Wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times in other sea areas around the island," the Met Dept said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Minor oil spill at Hambantota port, Sri Lanka, brought under control: MEPA

"It wasn’t a major spill. As per our observation, its 400 liters of oil spillage," an official said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Alleged Yala clearing: Sri Lanka wildlife ministry denies opp. leader's claims

"We don’t have information about any such clearing," the official said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka opp. leader claims plans afoot to carve out 12,000 acres of Yala national park

"Reliable sources have also confirmed that illegal roadways are to be constructed," he said.

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Monkey Mirror Test: Part 1

Our back garden monkey cousins may be more like us than we think

Mark Hager

7 min read

Sri Lanka warned of strong winds up to 70kmph

Gusty winds have been forecast for several parts of the island from 2pm Sunday to 2pm the next day.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

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Sri Lanka's NBRO issues level two landslide warning; showers to continue

Residents have also been asked to be prepared for evacuation if the need arises.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, gusty winds

A few showers will occur in the North-Central Province.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, possible landslides

"Don't stay in open areas and if heavy thunder occurs, unplug all electrical devices," the DMC said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka wins special award for pesticide control, suicide prevention

Sri Lanka has won a special award along with the Philippines and Colombia.

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India Navy ship discovers shipwreck off Sri Lanka in search for X-Press Pearl debris

64 pieces of debris found in side scan sonar survey

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Sri Lanka finds 176 dead turtles, 20 dolphins, 5 whales as X-Press Pearl leaks chemicals

Chemicals from the ship believed to be responsible for the deaths

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Sri Lanka Met Dept issues severe lightning warning, requests caution

"There may be temporary localised strong winds during thundershowers."

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka links some turtle deaths to X-Press Pearl fire, whale death probed

Some fish coming ashore have also had plastic nurdles (polypropylene granules) that had spilt from the ship.

Imesh Ranasinghe

5 min read

Sri Lanka gets UK expertise to assess X-Press Pearl eco fallout

Collaboration in long-term training and preventive work also planned

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Artificial reefs: Sri Lanka minister dismisses Indian concerns, says ban bottom trawling first

Defending the project, State Minister Wijesekara told EconomyNext June 17 said it was the result of years of study.

Mahadiya Hamza

4 min read

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