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Strong winds & rain due to ‘Mandous’

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The deep depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal (370km east of Trincomalee) has concentrated into a cyclonic storm “Mandous” and located near latitude 9.2N and longitude 84.6E at 23.30 hours yesterday (07), the Meteorological Department says.
It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross North Tamil-Nadu, Puducherry and South Andhra Pradesh coast over Southwest Bay of Bengal around night hours of Dec. 09.

Cloudy skies will prevail over most parts of the Island while showers will occur at times in the Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces.` Heavy rainfall above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Northern province and Trincomalee district, the department adds.

Strong winds about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-Central and Eastern provinces.

A few showers may occur in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts.

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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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