(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –0n the proposal make by the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government attention has been drawn to obtain international corporation to protect Coral Reefs by getting membership of the International Coral Reef Initiative."Lanka to be a member of the International Coral Reef Initiative"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A total of 68,000 persons belonging to 18,079 families have been affected across 19 districts due to the adverse weather prevailing in the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said."Death toll from adverse weather rises, over 60,000 affected"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Vehicular movement towards Colombo along the Negombo – Colombo Main Road has been disrupted, as a container-truck toppled in Kandana Town, the Police said."Adverse Weather: Container vehicle topples blocking Negombo – Colombo Main Road"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Around 300 members of the Army, together with fellow-sailors and airmen are currentlyengaged in flood relief emergencies in worst-affected Galle, Kalutara, Matara, Ratnapura and Puttalam Districts as of yesterday (22th) noon."1000 More Army Personnel Ready for any Emergencies"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera challenged Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa to a public debate on the country’s current debt and economic situation.The minister who completed one year since taking over the ministry said he won’t bring up the corruption and other crimes.“As a former Finance Minister himself, he should be able to debate this with me."FM says “Government will cover all recurrent expenditure on its own”"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Thilanga Sumathipala, Nishantha Ranatunga, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Mohan de Silva submitted their nominations to contest for the post of President at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board Elections."Thilanga, Nishantha, Jayantha, Mohan submit nominations for SLC Board Elections"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Consent of the Cabinet has been granted to increase bus fares by 12.5% and to increase the minimum fare up to Rs. 12 with effect from midnight today (22)."Cabinet approval granted to increase bus fares from midnight today"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –People living in downstream of Nilvala, Gin Ganga, Kalu, Kelani, Mahaweli, Attanagalu Oya and Ma Oya rivers were advised to be on alert of possible floods as their water level was increasing, Irrigation Department said today."Water level increasing in several rivers: People warned of possible floods"