Sri Lanka decides to conclude rescue operations in garbage dump collapse

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the authorities expect to conclude the rescue operations at Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse within the next 72 hours.

“While a sustainable solution will be provided to the residents of Meethotamulla, we expect rescue operations to conclude within the next 72 hours with the help of the Sri Lankan military,” the Prime Minister said after visiting the site this morning. Continue reading “Sri Lanka decides to conclude rescue operations in garbage dump collapse”


‘Beware,’ the CMC warns busy avurudhu shoppers

The Colombo Municipality’s Public Health Department yesterday raided supermarkets in the vicinity of Hyde Park and decided to take legal action against three leading supermarkets which were found to be storing food items under unhygienic conditions. “Due to the festive season, supermarkets usually stock a large number of food items disregarding safety regulations. There was no outdated food items detected during the raid though most of it was stored under unhygienic conditions,” the Colombo Central Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Dr. Subash Mendis told the Daily Mirror. Continue reading “‘Beware,’ the CMC warns busy avurudhu shoppers”