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Showers expected in several places

Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa province, Galle and Kalutara districts, the Department of Meteorology said today (24).

Additional buses due to train strike – LPBOA

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.

15 – Hour water cut in Colombo

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).

Port city legislation to be presented to Cabinet shortly

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.

Gusty winds and heavy rain expected

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)

Two tunnel projects in Colombo city for flood control – Champika

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.

Railway strike postponed

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.

Insufficient rain for hydropower reservoirs – Ministry

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.

Advocata commends President on closure of Salusala

The Advocata Institute is praising the President’s directive to shut down the loss-making State Owned Enterprise (SOE) SaluSala.

No attempts to discourage solar power – Ravi

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.

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