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DMC to introduce tsunami warning ringtone!



The Disaster Management Center (DMC) has taken steps to introduce a ringtone for mobile phones to inform the public in case of a tsunami threat.

Since 99.9 percent of Sri Lankans have mobile phones, DMC Director General Major General (retired) Sudantha Ranasinghe said tsunami warnings will be informed through a ringtone.

He said that the DMC is working together with mobile service providers in this regard.

Since the majority of people are sleeping between 1 and 4 am, he said a system will be set up to ring all mobile phones if a tsunami warning is received.

Mr. Athula Senaratne, the former Head of the Department of Geology of Peradeniya University, said recently that if the tsunami warning signal towers established in the coastal areas are not properly working, a dangerous situation may arise in the future.

Meanwhile, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau Director General (Acting) M. M. J. P. Ajith Prema said that there have been 48 tremors in Sri Lanka since 2020.

Speaking at a news conference held at the Government Information Department yesterday (26), the Acting Director General said that 16 tremors were reported in 2020, 18 in 2021, five in 2022, and nine earthquakes in 2023.

He said that many of these tremors are minor and that the causes affecting the periodic occurrence of tremors will be looked into.

This year, there were two tremors in the Buttala area on February 10. Tremors were also reported in Wellawaya on February 11th, Buttala and Wellawaya area on February 22nd, Kirinda area on March 18th, Gomarankadawala area on March 19th, and Sella Katharagama on March 24, Beruwala sea area on March 30th, Monaragala area on April 12th, and Hambantota area on April 24th.


List of professionals whose IRD registration is compulsory




A gazette notice has been issued making it compulsory for those engaged in several fields such as medical, engineering, law, accounting and banking to register with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) from today (01).

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued this gazette as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies.  

According to the relevant gazette, the people who are required to register with the IRD are listed below.

1. Practitioners registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC)

2. Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

3. Members of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka

4. Members of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka

5. Members of the Association of Professional Bankers

6. Members of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

7. Members of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

8. Attorneys-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

9. Individuals who have registered their businesses in Divisional Secretariats

10. Individuals who are in possession of vehicles registered (other than three-wheelers, motorcycles and hand tractors) in Motor Traffic Department

11. Individuals who have purchased or acquired, by virtue of Deeds Transfer, of any immovable property in Sri Lanka

12. Employees whose monthly contribution from both employee and employer to any Provident Fund is more than Rs. 20,000

13. Any individual who obtains approval for a building plan from a Local Authority

14. Any other individual who receives payment of Rs. 100,000 per month or Rs. 1,200,000 for a 12-month period for providing any services in Sri Lanka

In addition, all persons who have completed the age of 18 on 31 December 2023, or who will turn 18 on or after 01 January 2024, will also be subject to this new provision.

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Upcountry train services disrupted




Train services along the upcountry railway line were disrupted due to a rock slip on the railway line between Haliela and Uduwara Railway Stations this morning (01), the Railways Department said.

Passengers said that while the Udarata Menike train was travelling from Badulla to Colombo at 5.45 this morning, the driver saw the collapsed earth mound and immediately stopped the train preventing a major accident.

The Railways Department said that the restoration of the railway line is currently being done.

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Annamale complains to IGP against Kassapa Thera!




Social activist Kandasamy Annamale Sujith Priyantha alias Sujith Annamale has lodged a complaint to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) yesterday (31) saying that he and his family members have received death threats due to a statement made by Balangoda Kassapa Thera.

The complaint made by Annamale said;

“In a press conference held today (31/05/2023), Balangoda Kassapa Thera said, “Who helped from within the Aragalaya? Sujith Annamale… Sujith Annamale is the one who helped. Therefore, the CID should arrest them as soon as possible and produce them in court. If not, all the Buddhist monks behind me will take it to the street. We will not allow the Buddhist culture of this country to be destroyed.”

Annamale said that due to this statement, the life and property of his family members could be at risk.

“Therefore, please look into it and conduct a proper investigation as soon as possible and ensure the safety of my life and my property,” he said.

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