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Strong winds expected

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Fairly strong winds can be expected over the country from today including the surrounding sea areas. Met department states that Northern, North- Central, North Western provinces could experience light showers.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 September 2017 19:04

Heavy Rain continues in Sri Lanka

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According to Met Department the prevailing weather condition expected to continue until next Tuesday if a lower level atmospheric disturbance developed in the Bay of Bengal. It is predicted that showers will falls up to 150mm in some places such as Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 September 2017 08:05

Uma Oya The Tunnel of Tears

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It was a 28 th of June 2017.Whole Bandarawela Town, which is situated in Uva Province of Sri Lanka was seems like struck in one place. All the day to day tasks were interrupted and people were protesting against ongoing ,Uma Oya” project while all the state institutes, private merchant shops ,schools and etc ,all things were closed as a part of one day protest at “Bandarawela” town. This was a very recent public uprising against “uma Oya” project, which has been controversial topic since the beginning of proposal. Then lets what is the Uma oya project and how is its history. The Uma Oya Hydropower Complex (also internally called Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project or UOMDP) is an irrigation and hydroelectric complex currently under construction in the Badulla District of Sri Lanka. Early assessments of project dates back to 1989, when the first studies was conducted by the country's Central Engineering and Consultancy Bureau. The complex involves building a dam across Dalgolla Oya, and channeling water over a 3,975 m (13,041 ft.) tunnel to Mathatilla Oya, both of which are tributaries of the Uma Oya. At Mathatilla Oya, another dam is constructed to channel 145,000,000 m3 (5.1×109 cu ft.) of waterr annum, via a 15,290 m (50,160 ft) headrace tunnel to the Uma Oya Power Station, where water then discharged to the Alikota Aru via a 3,335 m (10,942 ft.) tailrace tunnel. The Alikota Aru is a tributary of the Kirindi Oya.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:43

Over 1 Million affected from Droughts in Sri Lanka

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Disaster Management Center states more than one million people from 15 districts are affected due to severe drought around the country. Mostly, people in Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Puttalam, and Vavuniya districts are severely affected and in greater difficulty due to the drought.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:52

Environmentalists urge Govt. to stop Pundaluoya Hydro Power Project

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Mini Hydro Power Stations proposed to be constructed based on water fed regions of Kothmale Divisional Secretariat have exposed the entire Kothmale valley to a serious environmental crisis. A number of Hydro power Projects based on Pundalu Oya, Puna Oya and  Ramboda Oya have already begun.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:35
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