July 16, 2019
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    The Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at University of Colombo, Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, says there will be a partial lunar eclipse on the night of July 16, the full moon Poya Day. Interestingly enough, July 16 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch- the lunching of spaceflight from Earth that first landed humans on the Moon.

    The official term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing fraud and corruption at state institutions from 2015 to 2018, has been extended by another 3 months. The term of the commission was expected to come to an end on July 18, however following the extension it is expected to end on October 18.The commission’s term was extended and announced by the Presidential Secretariat following a request made by its members, according to reports.

    Police said that traffic will be restricted between 6.00 a.m. and 12.00noon tomorrow (14) on several roads in Colombo 07 including Independence Avanue, Green Path and Marcus Fernando Mawatha.This is due to Colombo’s first-ever ‘Car Free Day’ organized by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) in partnership with the Embassy of Netherlands.

    ‘CarFreeCMB’ is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 14 July from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon, while the initiative aims to reduce the public’s dependence on motor vehicles while promoting a healthier and more sustainable urban lifestyle.

    Sri Lanka Navy firefighters rendered assistance to completely douse a fire broke out at a land used for collecting scraps and remains which was congested by buildings in Puttlalam town, on 11th July 2019.

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