AFTER DIWALI FESTIVAL SMOKY ATMOSPHERE IN DELHI

Toxic haze in Delhi after Diwali festival   Residents of India’s capital, Delhi, woke up to smoky skies as air quality dropped after the festival of Diwali. People in the city burst crackers late into Sunday night despite a ban…

FOR LOSSES OWING TO DROUGHT COMPENSATION ONLY FOR CERTAIN CROPS

Compensation possible only for 6 crops – Minister   Minister of Agriculture – Mahinda Amaraweera has said that compensation can be given for only 06 crop types that are harmed due to the prevailing dry weather spell. Speaking today (29),…

WORLD’S WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD THIS JULY

July set to be world’s warmest month on record   Amid blistering heatwaves, July is “virtually certain” to be the world’s warmest month on record, say scientists. So hot has the month been to date that researchers are confident the…

DG ARCHEOLOGY RESIGNS,WAS THE CAUSE PRESIDENT?

NEWS Did the Archeology DG resign because of the President?   Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs – Vidura Wickramanayaka says that Prof. Anura Manatunga had informed the Ministry Secretary that he will be stepping down from his post…

MYANMAR AND BANGLADESH COAST HIT BY CYCLONE MOCHA

Cyclone Mocha hits Bangladesh and Myanmar coast   Cyclone Mocha has intensified into a category-five storm, hitting the coastlines of Bangladesh and Myanmar.The powerful cyclone brings heavy rain, winds up to 195kmph, and the risk of dangerous flooding in the…

TODAY TOO HEAVY SHOWERS FORECAST

Heavy showers today as well   Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Southern Provinces, the Meteorology Department said. It said fairly heavy showers of about 75 mm are likely to occur in some…

ON STRONG WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS WARNING ISSUED

Advisory issued for strong winds and rough seas The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory regarding a low-level atmospheric disturbance which has developed over the south east Bay of Bengal area. The department warns that this system will gradually…

HIGHEST EVER TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN VIETNAM

Vietnam records highest ever temperature   Vietnam has reported a record-high temperature of 44.1C (111.38F), as weather experts and authorities told the population to remain indoors during the hottest parts of the day.Scientists have said global warming is aggravating adverse…

TO BUILD A HOTEL IN PORT CITY LOLC GETS THE NOD

LOLC gets approval to build hotel in Port City!   Preliminary approval has been given to set up an international school, a hospital of international standards, a financial center and a tourist hotel of international standards in the Colombo Port City.The…

DISCOVERY OF A NEW MUSHROOM SPECIES

New mushroom species discovered from SL   Two new mushroom species and a new record of a mushroom species have been identified from Sri Lanka. The new species of mushroom were discovered by Dr. Aseni Navoda Ediriweera from the Mae…