October 21, 2019
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    The showery condition is expected to enhance to some extent over most parts of the island, particularly Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and North-western provinces today.Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly after 1.00 p.m.Showers will occur in Southern province during the morning too.Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, North-western and Southern provinces.Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places elsewhere.Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and North-central provinces during the morning.General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka has announced that with the opening of Jaffna International Airport yesterday, commercial flights between Jaffna and Chennai will commence on the 1st of November.Director General of Civil Aviation Authority HMC Nimalsiri said an airline has come forward to operate commercial flights between Jaffna and Chennai. The airline has agreed to operate daily flights, he added.

    Building on the longstanding relations, the Netherlands is willing to boost investments in Sri Lanka in addition to consistently supporting the development projects, the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok said meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Saturday (19) at Temple Trees.The Dutch Minister, who is on an official visit to the island, noted that the Netherlands is now the 6th largest foreign investor in Sri Lanka in the areas of agriculture, bridges & water and said his country's entrepreneurs are willing to further the investments in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka has been removed from the European Union's list of countries at risk for money laundering, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has said. Speaking at a business conference in Colombo Friday Minister Samaraweera said the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris Friday informed the removal of Sri Lanka's name from the blacklist commending the new measures taken by the country on financial security.

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