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Weather and Climate

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...

October 19, 2023 3 min read

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”.

September 27, 2023 1 min read

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 allocates 600 acres near Kothmale reservoir for climate change university

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

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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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.

Chanka Jayasinghe
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.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 10, 2021 4 min read

Twelve dead, thousands displaced in torrential rains in Sri Lanka

The DMC said Tuesday afternoon that heavy rain will continue for the next 24 hours.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 9, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka's heavy rains to intensify over next 24 hours: Met Dept

"After November 10 heavy-falls will subside, but rains will continue."

Mahadiya Hamza
November 8, 2021 2 min read

Landslide warning issued for several districts in Sri Lanka

With continuous heavy rain, landslide warnings have been issued for residencies in eight districts so far.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 4, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka president defends controversial agrochemical ban amid mounting opposition

The shift to organic fertilizer should be carried out in stages over a number of years, critics have said.

November 2, 2021 3 min read

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.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 14, 2021 1 min read

Heavy rain, thundershowers forecast for parts of Sri Lanka

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

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 5, 2021 2 min read

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
July 26, 2021 2 min read

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
July 19, 2021 1 min read