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Special police operation to nab drunk drivers

Sri Lanka Police says that a special islandwide operation will be launched from 12 noon today to detect drunk drivers o all roads including expressway entry points. 

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Puttalam districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Puttalam districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Uva and Eastern provinces and in Mullaitivu district after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Galle...

Deraniyagala PS Chairman arrested over alleged theft

The chairman of Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested by over illegal possession of 98 water meters, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana revealed. He is expected to be produced before the Avissawella Magistrate’s Court later today (April 17) under the provisions of the Offences Against Public Property Act. Deraniyagala Police had received a complaint regarding the theft of 477 water meters...

Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says

Over 700 people are reported to have been killed in the brutal response by the security forces since the military overthrew the democratically elected Government on 1 February. Thousands more have been injured – many of them seriously, and over 3,000 people are in detention.   That includes at least 71 journalists, more than half of whom are still detained, according to the UN Educational,...

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western and Southern provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western and Southern provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Eastern, North-western and Northcentral provinces in the evening or night. Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in...

NBRO issues landslide warning for three districts

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for three districts – Kegalle, Matale and Kandy. • Kandy District – Udunuwara, Delthota, Gangawata Korale, Yatinuwara, Thumpane, Ududumbara, Doluwa, Medadumbara and Pathadumbara Divisional Secretariat Divisions and surrounding areas • Kegalle District – Mawanella and Aranayaka Divisional Secretariat Divisions and surrounding areas • Matale District – Ambanganga Korale and Rattota Divisional Secretariat...

Three farmers dead after being struck by lightning

Three farmers have died after being struck by lightning while working the fields at Thannimurippu in Mullaitivu. According to reports, the three farmers died on the spot in the incident which took place last evening (April 15). Despite the extreme heat prevailing in the area, thundershowers were experienced in the evening, Siyatha news reporter said.

Rainfall above 75 mm possible in three provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most parts of the island in the evening or night. Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm ca be expected at some places in Eastern, Central and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa and Mullaitivu districts. A few showers can be expected in Western and Southern coastal areas in the morning too. Misty conditions can be...

121 accidents, 14 deaths in the past 24-hours

A total of fourteen fatalities had been reported during the past 24 hours in road accidents across the country, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. “A total of 121 road accidents have taken place in various places across the country,” he said. He said twelve accidents were reported on Expressways and 109 accidents on the other roads. Meanwhile, a total of 14...

Fairly heavy rainfall above 75 mm expected in five provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most parts of the island in the evening or night. Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, Uva and Eastern provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces during the morning. General...