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Meethotamulla victims still without compensation

May 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm


by Shamindra Ferdinando



Weather wreaks havoc: 91 killed, 110 missing

May 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm


Udugama under water

by Maheesha Mudugamuwa

Flood ravages country

May 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

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The Sri Lanka Air Force today carried out search and rescue operations in flood ravaged areas. SLAF Personnel assisted to provide relief for the flood and landslides. Pix courtesy SLAF

India dispatches relief ship for flood victims, another due tomorrow

May 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

                     India had volunteered to send a ship which will be bringing relief materials to be used by the victims of the floods that effected the country, a spokesman said.

Minister says no immediate need to open spill gates

May 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

                            Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya rejected rumours that the prevailing flood threat had been caused by the opening of spill gates in the hydro power reservoirs.

Airman, who fell off helicopter during rescue ops, dies

May 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm
A 37-year- old SLAF airman, YMS Yaparathna, who had fallen off a helicopter while conducting a rescue operation at the Neluwa area in Galle yesterday morning, passed away due to the abdominal injuries he sustained in the fall at around 8.30pm yesterday, hospital sources confirmed.

Rains and floods: Death toll reaches 91

May 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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The death toll from floods and landslides caused by the torrential rain had reached 91, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said short while ago.

DMC Spokesman Pradeep Kodippili told Daily Mirror a total of 110 people had gone missing due to the torrential rains.

All you need to know about GSP Plus

May 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

2017-05-26 11:20:14


GSP Plus offers incentives in the form of duty reductions on exports as a reward to developing countries for their commitment to upholding the 27 crore international conventions on human and labour rights, sustainable development and good governance.

Floods: Don’t blame the rain, it’s our fault

May 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm

In our editorial yesterday, the Daily Mirror highlighted the need to conserve water with the onset of the South West Monsoon and we also stressed that rain should not be considered as bad weather. But even a blessing could turn out to be a major disaster mainly because of the tens of thousands of water conservation Wewas being abandoned, the lack of proper drainage systems and the unauthorized constructions near canals and waterways among other problems.   

Trump is not a straight and true leader

May 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

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