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Landslide warning issued for three districts

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The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a landslide warning for three districts due to the prevailing heavy rains.

Accordingly, a landslide warning has been issued to Mathugama, Bulathsinhala and Ingiriya in Kalutara District.

The warning will be in effect for Deraniyagala, Bulathkohupitiya, Yatiyanthota, Dehiowita in Kegalle District and Ruwanwella in Ratnapura District till 8 tonight.

The people living in Eheliyagoda and Kuruwita Divisional Secretariat Divisions of Ratnapura District should be on alert on possible rockfalls and landslides.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology said heavy rains exceeding 100mm may occur in the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and some places in Galle and Matara Districts.

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8 arrested over gang rape of teen, remanded

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Eight youths who were arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Jalthara area of Hanwella, have been remanded until June 28.

The suspects were produced before the Homagama Acting Magistrate Padmasiri Jayawardena today (June 24).

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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