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Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka disaster management plan to be presented in parliament

National disaster management plan formulated taking into account Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

February 6, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka president, Bill Gates talk climate action collaboration

Gates expressed the commitment of the BMGF to support Sri Lanka in building a robust and climate-resilient nation.

December 4, 2023 2 min read

With criticism, Sri Lanka leader strongly pushes for CJF, investment in TB at COP28

Says Sri Lanka sees many impacts of climate change now

December 1, 2023 6 min read

Sri Lanka allocates 600 acres near Kothmale reservoir for climate change university

President outlines country’s plans for environmental sustainability and economic growth.

November 3, 2023 2 min read
UN calls for urgent change in water-stressed Sri Lanka's agrifood systems

The UN food agencies (FAO, IFAD, and WFP) highlighted the urgent need for Sri Lanka to “transform its agrifood systems...

Sri Lanka to have country pavilion at COP28 in bid for Climate Justice Forum

Sri Lankan delegation at COP28 to request permission for Sri Lanka to initiate a “Climate Justice Forum”.

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka plans to trade off debt with climate vulnerabilities at AP meeting

Sri Lanka faces frequent natural disasters due to the impacts of climate change.

September 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka, Singapore enter joint venture on carbon credits under Paris Accord

The deal falls under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

August 22, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of dehydration risks in windless heatwave

This will reduce when we have strong winds.

Roshani Fernando
April 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka capital air quality drops to unhealthy levels again

Sri Lanka has been experiencing poor air quality since at least early December.

December 24, 2022 1 min read

One dead, 2 injured in Sri Lanka's heavy rains; over 200 evacuated -DMC

DMC has repeatedly warned about landslides due to heavy rains

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka warned of floods, rough seas if heavy rains continue

The general public has been advised to be vigilant.

Neshella Perera
September 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide evacuation alert amid high rainfall, flood risks

Sri Lanka sees sudden heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka DMC warns of floods, landslides after heavy rains

Sri Lanka sees heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide warning amid heavy rainfall expectation

Heavy rainfall exceeding 75-100 mm can be expected in Sabaragamu, Western, Uva and North Western Provinces

August 27, 2022 1 min read

Rough weather in Sri Lanka claims three lives

Kodippili said water levels of several rivers are rising due to the continuous rain.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 2, 2022 2 min read
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Showers, strong winds, rough seas forecast for Sri Lanka as monsoon begins

The Met Dept issued a red warning on Monday August 01 for strong winds and rough seas in several areas.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 1, 2022 2 min read

Strong winds, rough seas: Sri Lanka Met Department issues red alerts

The department has warned against fishing and naval activities in these sea areas within the next 24 hours.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 2, 2022 1 min read

Torrential downpour in Sri Lanka adds to people's woes; floods, landslides likely

Media reports showed long queues still in Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya and Hatan areas.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of lashing rains and strong winds

People living in hilly areas and using those advised to be vigilant

May 30, 2022 1 min read

Over 600 families in Sri Lanka affected by rough weather; flood, landslide warnings issued

Some 82 properties have been partially damaged due to floods.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 15, 2022 1 min read

Flood, landslide warnings issued to several parts of Sri Lanka

Kodippili asked that residents in these areas, especially around the Kalu Ganga (river), be extremely vigilant.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's fisherfolk warned of rough seas from Bay of Bengal disturbance

"There can be very heavy showers or thundershowers, strong winds gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour."

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 1, 2022 1 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.

Mahadiya Hamza
January 12, 2022 1 min read

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.

Chanka Jayasinghe
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.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 12, 2021 2 min read
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