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Heat advisory issued to several provinces

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Warnings have been issued once again over extreme heat in several parts of the island.

The Department of Meteorology accordingly has issued what is being termed as a “heat index advisory” for several parts of the country.

The Met Department said the heat index, the temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution’ level at some places in the Northern, North-Central, North-Western and Eastern provinces and in the Monaragala and Hambantota districts.

The heat index forecast is calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and is the condition that is felt on an individual’s body.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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