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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

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka has controlled Covid-19, but risks not over Jasinghe says; as new Covid-19 cases found

Sri Lanka is controlling the spread of Coronavirus through several measures but the risks of the disease spreading is no...

April 18, 2020 2 min read

How Sri Lanka and Vietnam are smashing Coronavirus, and what will happen next

Sri Lanka and Vietnam are among the most successful countries in the world in keeping Coronavirus at bay with contact tr...

April 17, 2020 22 min read

Coronavirus: latest global developments, 112,000 deaths, 1.8mn infections

China records its highest daily toll of imported virus cases, confirming 97 new infections. China records its highest da...

April 13, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka pharmacies asked not to play doctor during Coronavirus curfew

Sri Lanka's pharmacies which are allowed to be open during a nation-wide curfew imposed to combat the spread of Coronavi...

April 12, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka looks to relax Coronavirus curfews in late April, open schools in May

Sri Lanka is looking to relax Coronavirus controls after April 19 for low risk areas and re-open schools in the second w...

April 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus curfew break delayed till April 16 to fight Covid-19, count 199

A Coronavirus curfew break in Sri Lanka for less-risky areas has been delayed till 0600h Thursday April 16 morning from ...

April 12, 2020 4 min read