Articles tagged "sri lanka"

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More than 560 000 affected by drought, Sri Lanka starts creating artificial rain

Prolonged dry weather and resulting severe drought is affecting more than 560 000 people in Sri Lanka, forcing authorities to start continual artificial rainmaking. According to the Disaster Management Center, authorities have launched programmes to expedite supply...

April 11, 2019

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Over 74 000 affected, 11 000 evacuated due to flash floods in Sri Lanka

Heavy rains and strong winds affecting Sri Lanka over the past couple of days resulted in severe flash floods and evacuations in the country's north. According to media reports, this severe weather event lasted for several days, affecting 74 793 people or 23 265...

December 26, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" about to make landfall over southeastern India

Tropical Cyclone "Gaja," the 6th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, continues tracking toward a landfall in southeastern India. RSMC New Delhi expects Gaja to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and weaken back to...

November 14, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" moving toward Sri Lanka and southern India

Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" formed over the Bay of Bengal on November 10, 2018, as the 6th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is moving WSW offshore towards southern India and northern Sri Lanka, bringing heavy rain and...

November 12, 2018

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Severe storm strikes Sri Lanka, leaving 3 people dead and over 8 000 affected

Severe storms that hit Sri Lanka on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018, left at least three people dead and over 8 000 affected. Weather authorities warned residents the country is facing its annual southwest monsoon and that more rains are expected in...

May 20, 2018

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7 dead, over 270 missing as Tropical Storm "Ockhi" forms just south of India

At least 7 people were killed and more than 270 others are missing as heavy rains hit coastal Tamil Nadu, India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday and Thursday, November 29 and 30, 2017, after a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a Cyclonic Storm...

November 30, 2017

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Bright fireball, sonic boom reported over Sri Lanka

A bright fireball accompanied by a sonic boom was reported streaking through the night sky over Sri Lanka around 15:30 UTC (21:00 local time) on October 18, 2017. Numerous people from the Southern Province of the country reported loud explosion associated with the...

October 19, 2017

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1.3 million children need humanitarian assistance after storms in Bay of Bengal

Devastating effects of Cyclone "Mora" in Myanmar and Bangladesh and unusually heavy monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left at least 1.3 million children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF warns. "Children who have had their lives...

June 02, 2017

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202 killed, 94 still missing after worst monsoon rains since 2003 hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) said early Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that the death toll from last week's devastating floods and landslides reached 202, with 96 people still missing. The worst monsoon rains since 2003 and strong winds which...

May 31, 2017

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200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka

Nearly 200 people are dead or missing after very heavy monsoon rains caused severe floods and mudslides in several southern and western areas of drought-stricken Sri Lanka. Some areas reportedly received 12 months worth of rain within just 24 hours on Thursday, May...

May 27, 2017

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Worst harvest in 40 years as drought affects 1.2 million, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is enduring its worst drought in decades and worst harvest in 40 years, affecting more than 1.2 million people. Of them, over 600 000 are children. Sri Lanka's government said over 1.2 million people have been affected by drought which began last...

March 14, 2017

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Widespread flooding and landslides affect tens of thousands in Sri Lanka

Torrential downpours that have been lashing Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016 (local time), triggered floods and landslides across the affected areas and claimed 8 lives, so far. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes, and landslide warnings have...

May 16, 2016

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1.1 million affected by floods, landslides and high winds, Sri Lanka

An estimated 1.1 million people were affected by torrential rainfall, widespread floods, landslides, mudslides and high winds since December 19, 2014, the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka said today. Over 6 400 houses are reportedly fully destroyed and an estimat

January 05, 2015

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Sri Lanka landslide leaves more than 300 missing

More than 300 people are missing after days of heavy monsoon rain caused a landslide that buried 150 houses in south-central Sri Lanka village of Haldummulla on Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014. The houses affected were in an area of hilly ridges particularly vulnera

October 30, 2014

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Sri Lanka bans glyphosate herbicide to avoid kidney disease risk

Sri Lanka, the large island south of India, is home to more than 20 million people who are now saying "no" to Monsanto's Roundup. Sri Lanka's president has suddenly issued a ban on glyphosate herbicide, as new studies suggest that the chemical is a

March 18, 2014

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Cometary panspermia - Traces of life found inside meteorite

Researchers claim that a meteorite which disintegrated and fell in Sri Lanka in December last year bears evidence of extra-terrestrial life. A joint research by scientists from UK and Sri Lanka led to discovery of fossilized algae in samples of a large meteorite,

January 19, 2013

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Sri Lanka red rain mystery solved

Residents of Sevenagala and Indikolapelessa in the Moneragala District, area in the southeastern parts of the island, witnessed an unusual phenomenon on November 14/15, 2012. Rare showers of red rain fell for over 15 minutes in Sewanagala, Monaragala and

November 18, 2012

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Dengue numbers in Sri Lanka triple in first quarter of 2012

Sri Lankan health personnel have reported a three-fold increase in the number of recorded dengue fever cases in the first quarter of this year. The Epidemiology Unit said 9,317 dengue cases and 38 deaths were reported in the first three months of 2012, against 3,103

April 19, 2012

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Severe storm hit Sri Lanka

A storm packing heavy rain and gusty winds lashed southern Sri Lanka over the weekend, killing at least 19 and leaving 43 fishermen missing, the island's disaster management centre said Sunday. More than 53,000 people were also forced out of their damaged homes in the

November 28, 2011

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Dengue epidemic in Colombo City, Sri Lanka

The Colombo City, Sri Lanka, is facing the worst dengue epidemic ever Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) said yesterday, may 24th. National Hospital Colombo, Military Hospital and vicinity of the Colombo Port had been identified as the major mosquito breeding grounds in

May 25, 2011