Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa province, Galle and Kalutara districts, the Department of Meteorology said today (24).
The President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) Gemunu Wijeratne says that the private buses are available islandwide, therefore, the commuters will not face inconvenience due to the railway strike.
The water supply to several areas in the Colombo suburbs will be disrupted for 15 hours commencing from 9 a.m. tomorrow (21) till midnight on Saturday (22), the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said today (20).
Non Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Harsha De Silva said that the legislation pertaining to Port City shall be presented to the Cabinet within the next few weeks.
Strong gusty winds up to 50 – 60 km/h are likely in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Northwestern provinces and the West coast, the Department of Meteorology said today (20)
Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka says that currently, two tunnels are being built in Colombo City to help with flood control.
The railway trade unions have decided to temporarily suspend the planned strike action that was set to commence from midnight today (19) due to Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga has agreed to schedule a meeting between the railway trade unions and the Finance Minister.
The Ministry of Power and Energy says that main reservoirs have not received adequate rainfall in the past few months despite several places in the country experiencing heavy rains in the Monsoon season.
The Advocata Institute is praising the President’s directive to shut down the loss-making State Owned Enterprise (SOE) SaluSala.
Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake said that no decision has been taken to discourage the use of solar power and that the government will take the necessary policies to strengthen the renewable energy sector.