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23 Sep 2018 description

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government has allocated Rs. 9000 million to provide dry ration to nearly 422,000 people who have been affected by the prevailing drought situation in several districts of the country.

The President made these remarks participating in the inaugural ceremony of the commencement of renovation works of the Nabadagasdigiliya tank in Mahawilachchiya, Anuradhapura under the Cascaded Tank-Village System to be implemented across the country, today (21).

19 Sep 2018 description

Considering the hardships being experienced by civilians in Kopay area as a result of the continuing drought, troops of 15 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) under command to the 51 Division and 511 Brigade under the guidance of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 51 Division, Major General Roshan Senavirathna and the Commanding Officer 15 SLNG began a project to distribute drinking water through own bowsers and vehicles.

Distribution of drinking water started on Wednesday (12) is continuing on daily basis for the benefit of more than 1102 families in Kopay.

13 Sep 2018 description

The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of nearly US$ 1.25 million (Rs. 1.94 billion) to expedite Sri Lankan government 's humanitarian demining efforts in the war-battered North with the aim of transforming Sri Lanka into a land mine free country.

The grant assistance from Japan aims to accelerate the Sri Lankan government's program to be free of land mines by 2020 and the relevant agreement for the grant assistance was signed on Tuesday (11) at the Japanese Embassy in Colombo.

05 Sep 2018 description

Sri Lanka participating in an international tsunami drill held in 28 countries will be conducting tsunami drills across the island today (September 05th).The Ministry of Disaster Management said the island wide tsunami drill will be held at 8.30 am in several selected districts. Accordingly, Mullaitivu, Ampara and Galle districts of Sri Lanka have been selected to conduct the drill.

31 Aug 2018 description

Twenty-five (25) houses built under the "Senehe Siyapatha" housing project were presented to beneficiary families during a ceremony graced by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the "Senehase Gammanaya" in Eheliyagoda, on Tuesday (28 August). The housing beneficiaries are families affected by the recent floods in the Ratnapura District.

21 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 35580 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.2% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

19 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 35211 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.2% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

17 Aug 2018 description

Over 200 returnees had applied for Sri Lankan citizenship at an integrated Consular Mobile Service (ICMS) held in Mannar this week, the Foreign ministry said yesterday. The 2nd Integrated Consular Mobile Service (ICMS), coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held on 12 – 13 August 2018 at the Mannar Town Hall.

17 Aug 2018 description

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mr. Filippo Grandi, at the UNHCR Headquarters, on 15 August 2018.Recalling the long-standing, productive partnership between Sri Lanka and the UNHCR, High Commissioner Grandi remarked that at a time when there were many challenges around the world, Sri Lanka stood out as a country, which has achieved significant progress in resettlement of returning refugees and IDPs as well as in addressing issues of statelessness.

17 Aug 2018 description

Dengue update

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 35014 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

16 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 34939 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

15 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 34748 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

The outbreak situation in 2017 warranted extensive and regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment, along with strengthened patient education on management of fever which resulted in a relatively low mortality.

12 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33966 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.8% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

10 Aug 2018 description

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33858 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.9% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

09 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33739 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.8% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

08 Aug 2018 description

Dengue update

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 33644 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.8% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

05 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 32605 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.7% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

03 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 32456 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.5% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

02 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 31847 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.0% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

01 Aug 2018 description

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 31583 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 34.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.