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

DMC has repeatedly warned about landslides due to heavy rains

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.

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
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.

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

The deal falls under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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

Sri Lanka warned of strong winds up to 70kmph

Gusty winds have been forecast for several parts of the island from 2pm Sunday to 2pm the next day.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 11, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's NBRO issues level two landslide warning; showers to continue

Residents have also been asked to be prepared for evacuation if the need arises.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 10, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, gusty winds

A few showers will occur in the North-Central Province.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 9, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, possible landslides

"Don't stay in open areas and if heavy thunder occurs, unplug all electrical devices," the DMC said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 5, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Met Dept issues severe lightning warning, requests caution

"There may be temporary localised strong winds during thundershowers."

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 23, 2021 1 min read

More rain forecast for flood & landslide-ravaged Sri Lanka

Two more deaths due to adverse weather were reported yesterday, increasing the total to 19

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's extreme weather death toll climbs to 17; 26,000 displaced in floods, landslides

So far 271,110 people have been affected by floods and landslides in nine districts

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 7, 2021 2 min read

Cyclone Yaas to become severe over Sri Lanka, Met Dept warns

Rainfall exceeding 150mm is also expected as a result of the cyclone

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 24, 2021 1 min read

Avoid east-central Bay of Bengal, Sri Lanka Met Dept warns Navy, fisherfolk

It is very likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm over the subsequent 72 hours.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 20, 2021 1 min read

Tropical depression in Southeast Arabian sea, Sri Lanka fisherfolk, navy personnel warned

It is very likely to intensify into deep depression within next 12 hours, it added.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 14, 2021 2 min read

Heavy rainfall forecast for Sri Lanka's Western, South Western provinces

The Met Department has forecast rainfall over 100mm for the Western, Sabaragamua and Central provinces.

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 13, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Met Dept issues lightning warning

Heavy rainfall above 100mm can be expected in several provinces, the department said.

May 6, 2021 1 min read