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Cabinet approves the ban on import of chainsaws

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to ban the import of chainsaws with the intention of preventing deforestation.

Sirisena’s chainsaw ban won’t stop deforestation

Large scale development projects which are harmful to nature must see an end in order to stop deforestation and environmental destruction, the Centre for Environment and Nature Studies (CENS) said.

Showers and thunderstorms to continue

There is a high possibility for afternoon thundershowers with severe lightning over most parts of the island during the next few days.

Relief from the heat showers expected today- Met dept.

Major catchment areas such as Victoria, Randenigala and Rantambe haven't received any rainfall yet

Thundershowers expected in some areas tomorrow while the sun shines directly overhead others

The Meteorological Department forecasts showers or thundershower in several areas of the country tomorrow afternoon including some parts of the Western Province, despite the debilitating heat.

SL ranked 2nd in the Global Climate Risk Index

Losses occured during this period is USD 2.9 Billion- Eran Wickramaratne

Contrasting weather in different parts of the country – Met Dept.

The Meteorological Department is warning people living in the North-western, Western and Southern Provinces and Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Monaragala Districts to exercise extreme caution today as temperatures will remain high.

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