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Sri Lanka to complete MV X-Press Pearl tanker debris clearance in four months

"Overseas laboratories have been directed to analyse the biological samples of oceanic life and other samples."

February 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to relocate 42 families affected by floods

According to the statement, 1,558 families have been resettled under the programme so far.

January 12, 2022 1 min read

Dolphin Detail

In deep with Lanka’s Bottlenose buddies.

December 24, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka president calls for global initiative to curb deforestation, fossil fuel use

Opposition parties have claimed that Sri Lanka has seen alarming levels of deforestation in recent months.

December 9, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka mulls India plate and Vijayan complex activity to explain earthquakes

Plans underway to study Vijayan - Highland complex boundaries in detail

Sri Lanka milk output under threat from lumpy skin disease outbreak

"A cow that gives 30 to 40 litres of daily, the milk can fall by 50 percent due this disease." 

Sri Lanka once 'quarantined' cases suspected in Coronvirus flare-up, showing gap

A well-known testing gap that exists in Sri Lanka compared to Vietnam may have led to the flare up of the island's lates...

July 15, 2020 3 min read

Showers expected in many parts of the country today

The Met Department is forecasting showers during the day in Western, North-western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern p...

June 26, 2020 2 min read

DMC gearing up to deal with floods, COVID 19 and Dengue this monsoon season

Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre has laid out detailed plans and is ready to face any challenges in the upcoming mon...

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 3, 2020 3 min read

Hirunika says Mount Lavinia beach enrichment will hit fishers

Former MP Hirunika Premachandra is raising questions about the attempt by government agencies to enrich the beach at Mou...

June 2, 2020 2 min read

Rescued black leopard dies; wildlife officials yet to determine cause of death

The rare dark-furred leopard that was rescued by wildlife officials from a hunters’ snare earlier this week died this ...

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 29, 2020 2 min read

Met Dept : More rain and threat of landslides to continue in a number of areas

Rain will continue in the South-western part of the island today while showers or thundershowers will occur at several p...

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 22, 2020 2 min read

Police rescue family and infant in Lellupitiya from heavy flood

A squad of Policemen from the Ratnapura station rescued a family group trapped 2 kilometres inland by floods including a...

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 20, 2020 2 min read

Amphan Super Cyclone moves away from Sri Lanka to hit India, Bangladesh

Super cyclonic storm Amphan had moved 1250 kilometers away from Sri Lanka's Trincomalee coast but it will still generate...

May 20, 2020 3 min read

Flood, rain and landslide warnings issued as death toll from weather rises to 3

The effects of cyclonic storm Amphan in the Bay of Bengal will bring more heavy rain and high winds the Southern and Cen...

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 19, 2020 2 min read

Amphan 900km away from Sri Lanka, now Super Cyclonic Storm

The centre of the tropical cyclone Amphan is now 900 kilometres away from Sri Lanka's Trincolmalee coast on May 19, but ...

May 19, 2020 3 min read
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Cyclone "Amphan" packing 100 km winds moving towards West Bengal

The cyclone Amphan has now grown into a very severe storm in the Bay of Bengal bringing more rain and strong winds acros...

May 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka fishermen asked to stay ashore as cyclone Amphan intensifies

Sri Lanka has asked fishermen to stay ashore and those at sea to return as a cyclonic storm in the Indian Ocean was set...

May 17, 2020 1 min read

Heavy rain and high winds forecast due to cyclonic conditions in the Bay of Bengal

The Met Department is warning that a depression in the Bay of Bengal located about 670 km away from Trincomalee is devel...

May 16, 2020 2 min read

Hemas funds Sri Lanka quarantine centre at Hotel Dolphin

Sri Lanka's Hemas group said it Club Hotel Dolphin in Waikkala, run as a quarantine centre at their expense has complete...

May 6, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka warned of Coronavirus in the community as new cases found

Sri Lanka's health minister warned that there may be infected persons in the community who do not show symptoms, while t...

May 6, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka to Coronavirus test high risk groups closing big gap, Covid-19 count 665

Sri Lanka is widening Coronavirus tests to several high risk groups who do not show symptoms while doctors treating pati...

May 1, 2020 4 min read

Expect thundershowers with severe lightning this evening: Sri Lanka Met Department

Sri Lanka's Department of Meteorology issued a 'red warning' today of impending thunderstorms accompanied by "severe lig...

April 28, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus cases spike by 40 to 460 with contact traced sailors, returnees

Sri Lanka's confirmed Coronavirus cases has spiked 460 persons by April 25, with 40 new persons being discovered by with...

April 26, 2020 2 min read

Plastic pollution on Sri Lankan beaches drop by 40-pct in first quarter: expert

Plastic pollution on the beaches and seas around Sri Lanka has been reduced by 40% in the first four months of 2020 when...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 22, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka hunts fish vendor contacts, 1,000 isolated in pilgrim Coronavirus cluster

Sri Lanka's contact tracers are hunting contacts of a fish-vendor flushed out during a month long curfews centered isola...

April 22, 2020 3 min read