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Sri Lanka Met Dept warns heavy rains and floods due to atmospheric disturbance

"Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected elsewhere in the island," it said.

November 25, 2021 2 min read

Rains subside in Sri Lanka, but death toll rises to 26; 12,000 still stranded

Landslides will continue to be in effect until further notice in Kegalle, Kandy and Kurunegala districts.

November 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka rainstorm kills 25, swimming in floodwaters adds to toll

"Most of the deaths were due to people going for a swim or a boat ride in the flood areas," said Kodippili.

November 11, 2021 3 min read

Adverse weather in Sri Lanka takes 22 lives; climate change disrupting weather patterns?

The DMC has already started to evaluate the damages to pay compensation for the affected families, he said.

November 10, 2021 4 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." 

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
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Sri Lanka Coronavirus burglary cluster takes Covid-19 count to 197

Sri Lanka has confirmed 197 Coronavirus by late night on April 10, the Health Ministry said after several people in a cl...

April 11, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeks expert opinion on fighting Covid-19

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought expert opinion on fighting Coronavirus, while the country is under ...

April 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus contact tracing gaps plugged as incubation of SARS-Cov-2 suspected to top 20 d...

Sri Lanka is quarantining all close contacts (F1) of the confirmed Coronavirus (index case or F0) and will test all quar...

April 9, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka's Dialog offers extra data, credit and all channels on payTV during Covid-19 crisis

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata said it is offering extra data free, emergency credit, all channel on its payTV service, durin...

March 26, 2020 6 min read

No tsunami threat from Kuril Island earthquake, small waves: PTWC

US authorities in Hawaii has said that there is no further threat from an earthquake near Kuril Island off the cost of R...

March 25, 2020 2 min read

Tsunami warning for Russia, 1000 km around Kuril Islands

A hazardous tsunami warning had been issued for Russia and areas 1,000 kilometers of Kuril Island by American authoritie...

March 25, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka private hospitals to admit Coronavirus patients, do PCR test

Sri Lanka's health ministry has issued guidelines for private hospitals to test patients for COVID19 Coronavirus, expan...

March 19, 2020 1 min read

Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for hours: CDC-UCLA-Princeton COVID19 study

The novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces or in the air for several hours, according to a US-government funded study...

March 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka slaps price controls on masks amid medical emergency

Sri Lanka's National Medical Regulatory Authority, has slapped price control on masks as demand went up, as demand went...

March 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus count rises driving new efforts to contain spread

Sri Lanka restricted flights from more countries, tightened quarantine as a total confirmed cases of Coronavirus went up...

March 16, 2020 7 min read
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