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India began rushing flood relief to Sri Lanka from Saturday.  In a statement the Indian High Commission said the Indian Government received a request from its Sri Lankan counterpart on the afternoon of 26 May to provide assistance following major flooding and landslides in various parts of the country.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately directed the provision of all necessary assistance. He also expressed condolences over the l…
05.28 / 19:40
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United Nations agencies are currently supporting the Government’s relief efforts in coordinating and mobilising resources after receiving an initial request from the Government related to search and rescue efforts. A formal request for support by the Sri Lankan Government was received by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office on Friday (26) following the onset of the monsoon and its impact in the southern and western regions of the country, the UN Office in Col…
05.28 / 19:40
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From left: Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Government Information Department Director General Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya (Appeal officer - RTI) and Military Spokesman Brigadier A.W. M. P. Roshan Seneviratne - Pic by Nisal Baduge More rain, strong winds predicted Conflicting warnings on Bolgoda Lake bund leads to c…
05.28 / 19:40
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The number of people killed following floods and landslides has increased to 146. The number impacted by the disaster is above 400,000. The adverse weather has impacted many Districts including Kalutara, Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Kegalle and Ratnapura. Civilian life has been totally paralyzed as a result of floods landslides, collapse of river…
05.28 / 14:44
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The second Indian ship carrying relief assistance immediately responding to a request made by the Sri Lankan Government arrived in the island today. India has emphasized that it is prepared to extend the necessary support to Sri Lanka at any time. Another Indian ship carrying assistance is slated to reach the island tomorrow. The…
05.28 / 14:44
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Operations for the granting of relief to the people impacted as a result of the adverse weather conditions are being carried out continuously. Several Ministers and Parliamentarians touring the disaster struck areas made inquiries into the relief operations mooted for the benefit of the affected people. Minister Sajith Premadasa emphasized the Ministry of Housing…
05.28 / 14:44
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The programme launched by ITN to provide relief for the affected people, is getting a positive response from the public. ITN Relief Centre was setup yesterday morning to provide relief to the people affected by the natural disasters. Relief Collecting Centres were established under the ITN Relief Centre Programme. Donors in large number are…
05.28 / 14:44
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At the end of a conference celebrating 20 years of BIMSTEC and 100 of Chulalongkorn University, I was on a panel that was tasked with identifying priorities for the organization. Given there were seven panelists each proposing three priorities and some more suggestions coming up from the audience, there was then a need to develop […] The post Priorities for BIMSTEC appeared first on…
05.28 / 14:34
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Flight Sergeant Y.M.S. Yaparathna, the Airman who died during flood rescue operations, has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer. Yaparatne joined the Sri Lanka Air Force in the year 2001and had received his vocational training at the Ekala Vocational Training School after being trained at the Combat Training School in Diyatalawa.…
05.28 / 14:11
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LocalTags: Print EditionPresident Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as National Integration and Reconciliation Minister launched a programme in February in Colombo to institutionalise national integration and reconciliation into the Sunday religious schools teaching covering Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim religions. As a continuation of this programme, a national reconciliation event was held in Jaffna at the Weerasingham Hall May 23 with the participation of over 1,000…
05.26 / 22:32
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LocalTags: Print EditionThe Korea Programme on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Sri Lanka Centre donated rain shelters to 80 Sri Lankan farmers in Bulnewa and Galenbindunuwewa villages, Anuradhapura recently. The shelters, which can cover a total area of 20,000 square meters, will be used to protect onion seeds from rain during the flowering season. The KOPIA Sri Lanka Centre is planning to hand over small-scale farming equipment and machines such as Farm Masters, Rotaries and…
05.26 / 22:32
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LocalA highlight of the paradeTags: Print EditionThe Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Milan successfully co-ordinated country’s participation at the International Unity Parade organised by Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala. The Parade under the theme'Without borders' marched through popular streets of central Milan on May 20. Nearly 100,000 people joined the parade to demonstrate the rich multicultural diversity and harmony that exists between foreign communities residing in the Republic o…
05.26 / 22:32
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