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“Trees at risk of falling will be removed”

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The Sri Lanka Transport Board said directives have been issued to remove trees at risk of falling near depots and bus stops.

SLTB Chairman Lalith de Alwis said the decision was reached based on the recent incident of a tree falling on a bus in Colpetty.

He added that all depots have been issued directives to refrain from operating buses outside the instructions issued by Sri Lanka Police and the Disaster Management Units in flood-prone areas.

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Kelaniya Uni. closed indefinitely

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The University of Kelaniya, excluding the Faculty of Medicine, has been closed until further notice.

Accordingly, all hostels of the university excluding the Medical Faculty’s hostels, will remain closed while all students have been instructed to vacate their respective hostels before 8.00 am on Tuesday (Dec. 05).

The closure is in response to the abduction and the assault of two security guards by a group of students.

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15-members appointed to National Sports Council

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Sports Minister – Harin Fernando has appointed a 15-member National Sports Council.

Accordingly, Dr. Maiya Gunasekara has been appointed as the chairman of the council, replacing Arjuna Ranatunga.

The members of the new National Sports Council are as follows :

1. Dr. Maiya Gunasekara – Chairman
2. Mr. I.U. Wickramasuriya – Secretary
3. Mrs. Sriyani Kulawansa
4. Major General (Retd.) Rajitha Ampemohotti
5. Prof. Arjuna de Silva
6. Mr. Panduka Keerthinada
7. Mr. Ana G. G. Punchihewa
8. Mr. Malik Kader
9. Dr. S.V.D. Nanayakkara
10. Mr. Hafeez Marso
11. Mr. Sidath Wettimuny
12. General (Retired) Jagath Jayasuriya
13. Mrs. Anuradha Illeperuma
14. Prof. Shemal Fernando
15. Mr. Kamal Deshapriya

Meanwhile, the Sports Minister has also appointed the National Sports Selection Committee.

The committee comprises of;

1. General Shavendra Silva – Chairman
2. Mr. Arjun Rishaya Fernando – Secretary
3. Dr. Maiya Gunasekara
4. Mr. Suresh Subramaniyam
5. Mr. Nalinda Sampath Ilangakoon

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Notice to drivers on expressways

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Drivers taking the expressways have been warned to exercise caution amid the adverse weather conditions in the island.

The highway police has urged drivers to keep a gap of 50 metres between vehicles as well as to switch on their headlights.

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