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24 Sep 2017 description
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ACTED and its partners People in Need and Helvetas, all part of the Alliance2015 consortium in Sri Lanka, have successfully completed a cash distribution project on the 13th of September, as planned. This three-month project was aimed at supporting the early recovery for the most vulnerable households affected by floods and landslides that hit the country in the end of May 2017.

19 Sep 2017 description

Since late 2016, Sri Lanka has been experiencing a lack of rainfall which has developed into what is believed to be the worst drought in 40 years, with significant impacts on the economic activity, livelihoods and lives of communities. As of 19 September, (0900hrs, UTC+5.30), 1,927,069 people were estimated to be affected by the drought across 17 districts, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).

13 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 151330 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.55% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

12 Sep 2017 description

National Building Research Organization (NBRO) due to the rainfall within the past 72 hours, which exceeded 250 mm, has issued landslide warning for Ratnapura, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Kalutara Districts.

The warning issued yesterday (10th Sept.) at 19.30 p.m. is effective for 24 hours.

NBRO requests civilians in these areas to be extra vigilant and evacuate to a safe location if the rains continue.

12 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 150954 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.56% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

12 Sep 2017 description

Sri Lanka Army troops under Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) provided assistance to put up a protective sandbag bund around Ratnapura Sumana Balika Vidyalaya premises in order to protect the school from possible mudslides last Saturday (9th September), states Army media.

11 Sep 2017 description

Sri Lanka Army troops are on standby to face any emergency situations caused by the inclement weather experienced in many parts of the country. According to Army media, the measure has been taken on a directive by the Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.