Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the Western, North-western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.
Minister of Disaster Management, Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said the government has provided Rs. 485 million worth relief to the 167,000 families affected by the drought in Puttalam district.Instructions have been given to provide relief to those who have not received assistance through a cabinet paper, the Minister said last Friday (20th) at a special meeting held at the Puttalam District Secretariat.
The Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) of the Horana rubber factory was temporarily suspended by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA).CEA Director General Hemantha Jayasinghe said the decision was taken pending a full-scale inquiry into the incident on Thursday.
The United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government’s vision of resilient recovery from Disasters, to help Sri Lanka build back better in times of a disaster Exactly one year ago, heavy rainfall and high winds triggered by the Southwest monsoon caused severe floods and landslides which affected 15 districts in the Southern and Western provinces of Sri Lanka.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m.Showers may occur in the North-western, Western and Southern coastal areas in the morning too.
City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem who represented Sri Lanka at the 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation held in Islamabad, Pakistan, said that the country was able to achieve much of the MDG goals well ahead of time
“In that regard our country is indeed quite pleased that we were able to achieve the previous set of goals under the MDGs. We were even able to achieve our targets well ahead of time and we are also in the process of achieving the sanitation targets. By the time we meet in Delhi we will be able to report to you that we have achieved our target by that year,” he said at the closing ceremony.
Sri Lanka's main government hospital, Colombo National Hospital has admitted more accident victims this year compared to last year during the New Year celebrations, a hospital official said. During the past four days, over 600 people have received emergency treatment due to various accidents and around 50 people have died due to road accidents in Sri Lanka, according to the authorities.
The Meteorology Department predicts that prevailing showery condition is expected to reduce to some extent from tomorrow. Showers or thundershowers will occur at Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle and Mathara districts after 2.00 p.m.