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Dengue High-Risk Zones in Seven provinces

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The National Dengue Control Unit noted that multiple areas across seven provinces in Sri Lanka have been declared at Dengue High-Risk Zones.According to the latest data from the National Dengue Control Unit attached to the Ministry of Health Piliyandala, Homagama, Maharagama, Pitakotte, Kaduwela and Gothatuwa areas in the Colombo District have been declared as Dengue High-Risk Zones.13 MOH areas in the Gampaha District including Attanagalle, Biyagama, Divulaptiya, Ja-Ela, and Kelaniya have been declared as  Dengue High-Risk Zones.The Beruwala and Kalutara MOH areas in the Kalutara District are also Dengue High-Risk Zones.Three MOH areas in the Kandy District also are Dengue High-Risk Zones, while the same number exists in the North and Eastern provinces.Sri Lanka has recorded over 63,500 dengue cases so far in 2022, and a majority of these cases are from the Western Province.

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Tense situation due to IUSF-Police standoff at protest - newsfirst.lk - Sri Lanka
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Tense situation due to IUSF-Police standoff at protest
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka Police and the Inter-University Student's Federation were engaged in a stand-off on Tuesday (18).The stand-off took place when the police decided to block the Colombo – Kandy main road to prevent a protest march from proceeding from the University of Kelaniya citing that 6-hour prior approval was not obtained.Multiple arrests were also made during the protest.Inter-University Student's Federation launched their protest march against suppression on a rainy Tuesday (18) afternoon.They demanded the release of the two student activists who are being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.They also emphasized to stop the repression immediately.But when the police informed that the march could not be allowed because permission was not obtained 6 hours prior, a heated situation arose. Then, as the students moved towards Colombo, the police announced to disperse immediately. The group protesting on the road in front of the university later attempted to proceed forward again. There the police announced to disperse for the second time and several people were arrested. A heated situation arose again when a couple riding a motorcycle on the road claimed to have shown support to the students. However, the students did not attempt to continue with today's march and dispersed after student activists addressed the gathering in front of Kelaniya University. 
Showers and thundershowers likely today (7) - newsfirst.lk - province North-Central - province North-Western
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Showers and thundershowers likely today (7)
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Department of Meteorology says that several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, and North-Western provinces and Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts.A few showers may occur in the Jaffna district during the morning.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern, and North-Central provinces and Vavuniya and Mullaitivu districts during the evening or night.The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.Condition of Rain:Showers will occur at times in the sea area off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee. Showers will occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the Island.Winds:Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.Wind speed may increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.State of Sea:The sea areas off the coast extending from Matara to Pottuvil will be rough at times. The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle will be fairly rough.
Heavy rains expected today (6) - newsfirst.lk - province North-Western
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Heavy rains expected today (6)
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Department of Meteorology says several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, and North-Western provinces and Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern, and Northern provinces during the evening or night.The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.Condition of Rain:Showers will occur at several places in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo.Winds:Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.Wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo. Wind speed may increase up to (50-60) kmph from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.State of Sea:The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle will be rough at times. The sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be rough and very rough at times.There is a possibility to increase swell waves by about (2.0 m – 2.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota.Therefore, it is advised to be vigilant in fishing and naval activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil.
Heavy rains for multiple provinces today (4) - newsfirst.lk - province North-Western - province Sabaragamuwa
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Heavy rains for multiple provinces today (4)
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Department of Meteorology says that showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, and North-Western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls of about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa Province.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva and Eastern provinces during the evening or night.The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.Condition of Rain:Showers will occur at times in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo.Winds:Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (20-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo. Wind speed may increase up to (55-60) kmph from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota. State of Sea:The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo will be rough at times and from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota will be rough and very rough at times.There is a possibility to increase swell waves about (2.5 m – 3.0 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and about (2.0 m – 2.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo.Therefore, it is advised not to venture into fishing and naval activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambanthota and requested to be vigilant, in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombountil further notice.
Protests against Govt repression held across the country - newsfirst.lk
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Protests against Govt repression held across the country
COLOMBO (News 1st); A citizen's decree was issued by the Trade Union Coordination Center and the United People's Movement during a protest march on Tuesday (09).The citizen's decree, which consists of eight main points, highlights for the immediate cessation of repression and to grant relief to the public.Religious leaders, trade unions, several organizations and civil society activists initiated the protest march near Vihara Maha Devi Park this afternoon.They ended the march at Colombo Independence Square.Trade Unions and Mass Organization Collectives organized a protest against the Government's repressive measures Opposite the Fort Railway Station in Colombo on Tuesday (09).Duminda Nagamuwa of the Worker's Struggle Center alleged that the All Party Government is being formed by the elite who are coming together against the people of the country, and appealed for the people to not to give up on the Aragalaya protest.Meanwhile, the Student Union of the University of Kelaniya organized a protest opposite the university premises demanding for the Government to put an end to repressive measures.The university students marched from the University of Kelaniya to the Colombo – Kandy Main Road and demanded that the government end repression, and implement a proper education system.Kelum Mudannayake, the Chairman of the Kelaniya University Student's Union said that they will provide the necessary leadership required for the struggle to continue.One lane on the Kandy – Colombo main road was also obstructed due to the protest.Protests were held across the country today with the theme of "Stop the supression of the Ranil-Rajapaksa government immediately". The Trade Union Coordination Center and the United People's Movement had
Dinesh Gunawardena - Law & order being implemented for citizens’ wellbeing: PM - newsfirst.lk - Sri Lanka
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Law & order being implemented for citizens’ wellbeing: PM
COLOMBO (News 1st); Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena engaged in a visit to Kandy, and even visited the Temple of the Tooth, for the first time after being appointed the Prime Minister.The Prime Minister also made a note in the special commemorative book at Temple Trees.In Kandy, the Prime Minister extended an invitation, stating that all should join hands to overcome the challenges which the country is facing now, and to make every effort to work hand in hand with the current Government.When inquired about the possible formation of an all-party Government, the Prime Minister pointed out that President extended invitations to other parties several times, and in addition, he too announced it in the Parliament as the Prime Minister.Moerover, Prime Minister Gunawardena said that President is currently working on sending an official invitation to the other parties to discuss the formation of an all-party Government on 03rd of August. It will also be announced during the opening session of the Parliament the next time, he added.The Prime Minister, commenting on the Emergency Law imposed in the country and the said law discouraging international aid, said that he too is meeting many Ambassadors these days, who have assured support to Sri Lanka and the Government.The Prime Minister urged the public to understand that the implementation of law and order in the country is for the benefit of all citizens.Moreover, Prime Minister Gunawardena pointed out that citizens have the opportunity to visit other countries. He further stated that he does not believe that the power enshrined in the Courts have been taken away."Anyone can go to court.
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