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Over 100mm rain for several provinces (Update)

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In a weather alert issued this evening (Oct. 22), the Department of Meteorology stated that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, and Matara districts.

The Meteorology Department also cautioned that the low-pressure are developing in the Bay of Bengal can intensify into a cyclone.

As a result, the prevailing showery condition is likely to continue until October 25, according to the Meteorology Department.

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Rainy weather in several provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Northern provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the Department of Meteorology says.

Fairly heavy showers above 50 mm may be expected at some places.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several palaces in the Eastern and Uva provinces and in Hambantota district during the afternoon or night.

The general public is advised to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Sea areas:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be North-westerly and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph. The wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara will be rough at times and other sea areas around the island will be moderate.

Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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Orange prices increased exponentially!

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The price of a kilo of imported oranges has increased to Rs.1,990, fruit importers said.

They said the prices of fruits including oranges have to be increased due to the increase in import costs and taxes.

A few months ago, three imported oranges were sold at a price between Rs.100 and 200.

Imported oranges are the most sold orange variety in the Sri Lankan market due to the export of Sri Lankan oranges.

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Chamika loses 4 teeth ; reaches hotel after treatment

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Kandy Falcons player Chamika Karunaratne, who was injured during today’s game against Galle Gladiators, has reached the team hotel after receiving hospital treatment.

Chamika lost 04 teeth while attempting to secure a catch during the game.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (06) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,806.

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