The Sunday Leader

Sajith, Karu to attend rally

UNP co-Deputy Leaders Sajith Premadasa and Karu Jayasuriya and their supporters are to participate in the protest rally organized by the party this evening. Premadasa told The Sunday Leader that he fully supported the protest campaign although he was sidelined from organizing it. “Jayasuriya and I were not included in the organizing committee of the [...]

Government invites Diaspora

The government has once again invited the Diaspora to join the post conflict development efforts in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan High Commission in London said. The Sri Lanka High Commissioner in London Dr. Chris Nonis, in a statement, spoke about his recent visit to Jaffna earlier this year and the investments made in Jaffna [...]

Fire at Norochcholai power plant

A fire broke out at the Norochcholai coal power plant early this morning, the police and officials at the power plant said. The cause of the fire or the extent of the damage was not immediately known and there were no reports of casualties. However officials said that fire was not a major one.   [...]

Met department website asleep

The website of the department of meteorology has not been updated since 21 October despite the inclement weather conditions being experienced in the country over the past several days. The website had been inactive for several months and was later re-launched sometime this year but is now inactive once again. The public weather information and [...]

No JVP at UNP initiated protest

The JVP would not attend the massive protest organized by the UNP in Colombo tomorrow. The UNP last week said the JVP would be invited to participate in the protest campaign, which is aimed at building an anti-government movement. The party added that other opposition political parties, trade unions and civil society organizations have been [...]

FLASH: Probe over failure to issue weather warning

The government is to launch an investigation over the failure to issue a warning for bad weather last Friday which resulted in over 18 people being killed and 43 others reported missing. The local meteorology department had not issued a storm warning for Friday and as a result the public, especially in the south of [...]

Fishermen still missing, toll rises

The total death toll due to the bad weather experienced mostly in the south yesterday has risen to 17 as of this evening and 33 fishermen are also still missing, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said . Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said the Navy launched a search and rescue operation in Galle and Matara [...]

Death toll rises, fishermen missing

The death toll from flash floods and strong winds in parts of Sri Lanka had risen to 14 today, officials said. Meanwhile the navy said it had launched a search operation to locate at least 30 fishermen who were missing after they had gone out to sea during the storm yesterday. The disaster management center [...]

One killed, 15 injured

One person was killed and over 15 others were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned in Mundalama, Puttalam early this morning. The passenger bus was operating between Colombo and Jaffna, the police said. The accident took place when one bus tried to overtake another. According to the police the conductor of the [...]

11 killed over 700 houses damaged

District officials say 11 people have been killed and over 700 houses damaged in Galle and Matara following the rain and strong winds today. Officials said that 10 people were killed in Galle and one person in Ahangama. They said that 200 houses were damaged in Galle and 700 houses in Matara. Meanwhile in Habaraduwa [...]

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