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Showers today afternoon as well

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Showers will occur at times in Eastern Uva and North-central provinces and in Nuwara Eliya district while several spells of showers may occur in Northern province and in Hambantota district, says the Met. Department.

Misty conditions prevailed in certain areas in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and Uva provinces and showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other areas of the island after 1.00 p.m. 

Fairly heavy showers above 75mm are likely at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Eastern and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Meanwhile, the Irrigation Department has issued an ‘Amber’ flood warning for the low-lying areas of the Nilwala River as the water levels are on the rise.

The flood warning is effective for the following low-lying areas of the Nilwala River until 11:30 a.m. today (Dec.12): Pasgoda, Kotapola, Pitabeddara, Akuressa, Athuraliya, Malimbada, Thihagoda, Matara and Devinuwara Divisional Secretariat Divisions.

In an advisory, Eng. S.P.C. Sugeeshwara, the Director of Irrigation (Hydrology & Disaster Management), urged the motorists passing through these areas to exercise caution.

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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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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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