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22 May 2018 description

Dengue update

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of May, 2018, 19087 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,.

Approximately 30.3% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

22 May 2018 description

Due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions, 1,024 persons have been displaced while a total of 13,314 have been affected, stated the Disaster Management Center (DMC). According to the DMC, 7 deaths have been confirmed so far due to the current weather condition.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Navy have deployed several teams to disaster prone areas in order to provide necessary assistance to affected people. Accordingly the Navy has dispatched 27 teams, each equipped with a dinghy, to 5 districts, namely Galle, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Puttalam.

22 May 2018 description

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Volunteers and its Branch Disaster Response Units are continuously engaged in assisting the people affected due to the prevailing inclement weather conditions.

Water levels are rising in Nilwala River, Gin River, Kālu River, Kelani River, Aththanugala Oya and Ma Oya and people at down streams are advised to be vigilant in this regard.

21 May 2018 description

The rainstorm that swept across several parts of the country yesterday caused flash floods in several provinces with the worst affected being the Southern, Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces. Public transport too became severely affected with some roads getting inundated. The public faced difficulties while the smooth flow of vehicular traffic was hindered with some roads in Meegahatenna in the Kalutara district submerged by the flood waters. Pictures by Meegahathenna Group Correspondent

21 May 2018 description

Dengue update

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of May, 2018, 18760 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 30.3% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

18 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

A Brutal Conflict Ended, But Questions Remain

Tejshree Thapa
Senior South Asia Researcher

The images are vivid. Soldiers standing over the body of the brutal leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist insurgency, who was for so long considered invincible.

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was president at that time, kissing the ground in gratitude for the end of a 27-year-long war that resulted in hundreds of thousands killed, injured, or displaced.  

18 May 2018 description

18/05/2018 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and its Disaster Response Units located in every branch of the country (each in every district) has been put on high alert as the inter-monsoonal rainy season sets above the country. As of now rains calculated to be over 100mm can be experienced in Southern & Eastern parts of the country, with thundershowers being expected in other parts.

18 May 2018 description

On the ninth anniversary of the end of the war, Amnesty International calls on the government of Sri Lanka to provide information to the families of the disappeared, with detailed lists and information of persons who surrendered to the armed forces in the final phase of the war. The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, acknowledging the grievances presented by family members in June 2017, promised that he would instruct the National Security Council to release these lists.

18 May 2018 description

Dengue update

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of May, 2018, 18695 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 30.4% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

17 May 2018 description

Dengue update

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of May, 2018, 18618 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 30.5% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

16 May 2018 description

New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground

  • Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1

  • Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.

  • The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a conceptual framework that clearly distinguishes Climate Resilient Water Management (CRWM) from traditional approaches to water management.

16 May 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of May, 2018, 18578 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends.

Approximately 30.5% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.