October 20, 2019
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    The Southern Provincial Education Ministry said the schools that were temporarily closed as a result of a viral fever spreading in the area, will be re-opened today (May 30th). Secretary to the Southern Provincial Education Ministry Y. Wickremesinghe said accordingly, activities at primary and secondary sections of the schools will begin.

    Meanwhile, the schools in Gampaha district, which were closed down due to the adverse weather conditions, will also reopen from today, according to the Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya.Chairperson of the Government Midwifery Services Association Devika Kodituwakku says that, the public who were affected by the floods should pay more attention to sanitation.

    The Provincial Ministry decided to close the schools on May 22 due to a viral fever, following a request made by parents and health divisions. Secretary Wickremesinghe further noted all pre-schools in the province will be closed till this weekend.

    With flood waters receding several health-related issues have cropped up. Diarrhoea, Leptospirosis and Dengue are common diseases that affect the general public after the rainy season. Medical experts say that in addition to the epidemics that could spread because of animals, diseases could also spread due to faecal matter mixing with water. Skin Diseases and Respiratory disorders are common among them.

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is seen being welcomed according to traditional Tamil customs at the Kilinochchi district secretariat office prior to the District Development Council meeting.

    The annual UNESCO spearheaded International Vesak celebrations - 2018, generally organized under the aegis of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris with the coordination of all Asia Pacific UNESCO members kicked off under the theme, ‘Promotion of Peace and Non-Violent Buddha's Way of Life' on Tuesday (24) on a grand scale at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

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