(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) –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) –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) –A total of 38,040 persons have been affected due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions while 8 deaths have been reported so far, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reported."Adverse Weather: Death toll rises as extreme weather lashes, 8 dead, 38,040 affected"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has issued an order to immediately remove all unauthorized structures erected along the canals in Colombo and suburbs blocking water drainage."Minister orders to remove unauthorized structures blocking flood in suburbs"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Parallel arrangements have been finalized by the Army with the cooperation of sister services, Police and Civil Security Department to commemorate all fallen War Heroes who laid their precious lives against LTTE terrorism in a fitting mega ‘Aaloka Pooja’ (lighting) ceremony at Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya on Saturday (19) evening to coincide with the main ceremony on National War Heroes’ Day (May 19) at Battaramulla."Historic ‘Aaloka Pooja’ at Kelaniya sets to kindle 28,619 lamps for Commemoration of Fallen War Heroes"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the market oriented dairy project launched in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture would strengthen and improve the country’s rural economy."Market oriented dairy products will strengthen rural economy: PM"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Nightingale Commemoration Ceremony to mark International Nurses Day was held at Temple Trees today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the chief guest."PM hails nurses for their service to health of the nation"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The investiture ceremony will be held at the Presidential Secretariat on May 19 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to confer Vishishta Seva Vibhushana (VSV) medals to military personnel who rendered a great service to end the war."VSV to be conferred on senior military officials"