Day: May 23, 2018

Australian, UN to help Sri Lanka prepare to face natural disasters

The Australian Government, WFP and UNICEF have signed a 3-year partnership (2018-2020) with a funding of AUD750,000 (around 89 million Sri Lanka Rupees), to ensure stronger preparedness and faster, more integrated responses to natural disaster emergencies in Sri Lanka.



10 dead, nearly 85,000 affected by severe weather

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that 84,943 persons in 14 districts have been affected due to the heavy monsoon rain and strong winds across Sri Lanka.



Petroleum Minister calls for new refinery system

Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga yesterday stated that country could save US$ 400–450 million per year through a new and more efficient oil refinery system.



Sri Lanka hikes cricket wages by 34 percent

Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Tuesday increased wages for national players by more than a third after making record profits in 2017.