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Heavy showers over 150mm likely

COLOMBO (News 1st); The prevailing showery condition over South-western part (Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts) of the island is expected to continue further, the Meteorology Department says.Accordingly, showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, while very heavy showers above 150 mm can occur at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts.

Heavy showers above 100 mm can occur at some places in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts too.Several spells of showers will occur in Northern Province and in Anuradhapura and Hambantota districts.Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva and Eastern provinces during the evening or night.Strong winds ((40-50) kmph) can be expected at times over the western slope of the central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Hambantota district.General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.Meanwhile, many low lying areas in the Ratnapura area have been inundated due to the prevailing rains. The Director of the Hydrology and Disaster Management Unit of the Irrigation Department, Engineer SPC Sugiswara stated that the people living in the low lying areas of the Bulathsinhala area should be vigilant due to the rising water level of the Kuda river due to the prevailing rains.Accordingly, early warnings have been issued for the Bulathsinhala and Ingiriya Divisional Secretariats in the Kalutara District and the Gaga Ihala Korale and Pasbage Korale

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COLOMBO (News 1st); The prevailing showery condition over South-western part (Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts) of the island is expected to continue further, the Meteorology Department says.Accordingly, showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, while very heavy showers above 150 mm can occur at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts.
COLOMBO (News 1st); Venerable Theripaha Siridhamma Thero who championed the movement demanding cleaning drinking water for the people of Rathupaswala in 2013, commenced a fast unto death opposite the President’s Office in Colombo.The Occupy Galle Face protest site which saw thousands converge on the iconic Galle Face stretch since the 9th of April became the site for a fast unto death after Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities opened fire at protestors in Rambukkana on Tuesday (19), killing one person and injuring over a dozen.On Tuesday (19) night, the horns at Occupy Galle Face went silent and protestors observed silence and lit candles in memory of their fellow Sri Lanka who was killed in police fire in Rambukkana for demanding solutions to the crises in the country that have affected people from all walks of life.Rambukkana, is a town located in the Kegalle District, in the Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka, and is a short drive away from the world-famous Pinnala Elephant Orphanage.Venerable Theripaha Siridhamma Thero who commenced the fast unto death demanded the immediate resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and vowed to continue his fast unto death until they resign.At the same time, Weightlifter Prasanna Peiris who commenced a 24-hour satyagraha (fast) handed over the baton to Venerable Rajanganaye Saddharatana Thero, who will continue a 24-hour satyagraha.The Venerable Thero urged the Police and the Security Forces to refrain from protecting the rouges.

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