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Protests against Uma Oya

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A protest was held in Bandarawela to repair a leak in a tunnel of the Uma Oya multipurpose development project. More than 30,000 individuals comprising of religious leaders, local government members, closed shops, markets and other premises joined to force the government to repair the leak in the tunnel and to provide compensation for the damage caused for the people due to the development work carried out in the project.  The project was launched in 2009 to provide irrigation and drinking purposes for Hadapangala and Lunugamwehera reservoirs. The total costs of the project are 530 million US$. According to reports 80 million litres of water each day released due to the water leak in the tunnel.  More than 4000 houses observed with cracks in their walls after the project started.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 14:10 Read more...
 

Statement issued by UNIC Colombo on Newly appointed UN Youth Envoy

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people, bringing the work of the United Nations closer to them. The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development depends on empowering young people as rights-holders, agents of change and torchbearers.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 June 2017 04:00 Read more...
 

Dengue fever patients exceeds 69,000

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According to the Epidemiology Unit of Ministry of Health, so far this year 69380 suspected dengue cases have been reported from all over the island compared to the 23,814 case reported for the same period in the previous year, Causing 200 deaths for this year. Health Ministry further states that percentage of school children with dengue fever has increased by 20%.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:28 Read more...
 

President’s World Environment Day message

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It took several centuries for the human beings to be modest enough to accept the fact that they are only one of creations of the nature.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:20 Read more...
 

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka due to floods

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More than 100 people fears dead due to the heavy rain and floods in the  Southern part of Sri Lanka. Meanwhile 99 people went missing and relief operations underway by the Military forces in Sri Lanka.South-West monsoon unleashing torrential rains, which ravaged fourteen districts in the western and southern parts of the country during last two days in what was described as the worst-ever calamity since the 2003 floods.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 May 2017 05:20 Read more...
 
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