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Heavy showers today afternoon as well

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The Meteorology Department on Friday (10 Nov.) warned that showers or thundershowers are likely  in several places across the island after 1pm.

Accordingly, fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places in the Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces, while showers may also occur in the Northern province and in the Trincomalee district during the morning..

Misty conditions are also to be expected at some places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-central and Uva provinces during the morning.

Thus, the general public has been requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the Island, particularly during the afternoon or night, the Department warned.

Winds will be North-easterly or variable in direction and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph, while the sea areas around the island will be slight.

The Department further noted that temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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