May 19, 2019
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    Sambudu Vandana” Vesak Day Celebration will be held at Temple Trees on May 19 from 5.00 p.m. onwards. A Bodhi Pooja Pinkama will be held before the Bodhi Tree at Temple Trees premises with the blessings of hundred Bhikkus under the headship of Chief Prelates of the three sectors.

    Showery condition is expected to enhance in most parts of the island, particularly in south-western part in the next few days.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, abaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, North-Central and Eastern provinces and in Hambantota district after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls about 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and in Galle, Matara and Nuwara-Eliya districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

    Legal action will be sought against persons who disperse rumours or false statements that may cause panic and incite violence among the public, says the Department of Government Information. The department stated this issuing a communiqué on the rules and the general public must pay attention to in view of the prevailing situation in the country.

    In a weather advisory, the Department of Meteorology states that the temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase up to ‘Extreme Caution’ level at certain places in the North-central and Eastern Provinces and in Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu Districts.People are requested to remain indoors and drink a sufficient intake of water to minimize the effect of the extreme heat.


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