Sunday, December 11, 2022

Dengue Fever Spreading – Over 70000 dengue cases report in Sri Lanka

So far this year 2022 according to National Dengue Control Unit data, over 70,000 dengue cases report. Dengue fever increases in Sri Lanka, usually soon after rainfall as rains are optimal for mosquito breeding. 

So far a total of 70,403 suspected dengue cases reported in Sri Lanka. Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children says that the number of children who are currently receiving treatment for the dengue virus has also increased.

Puttalam, Kalpitiya, Wennappuwa, Chilaw, Mahawewa, Matale, Kandy, Kalutara and Panadura MOH areas have been identified Dengue high risk zones according to NDCU.

Use Mosquito Nets, long clothing, Mosquito Repellents, Coils, closed doors & windows to avoid mosquito bites. Consult a Doctor if Fever/ Headache/ Joint pain/ Vomiting persist more than 2 days. (

Schools to re-open

State Minister of Education Aravindh Kumar has announced that all government and government approved private schools island-wide which were closed due to bad weather on Friday (Dec. 09), will reopen December 12.

The Ministry of Education declared Friday a special holiday for all government and government-approved private schools, taking the prevailing adverse weather condition into account, following the inquiries made from the Department of Meteorology and the Disaster Management Centre.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Over 1000 cattle and goats died due to bad weather

Agriculture Ministry says that 1,092 heads of cattle and goats have died due to the shock of prevailing cold weather, in the Northern and Eastern provinces reports

According to the statistics by the Department of Animal Production and Health, 358 cattle and 191 goats have died in the Northern Province, while 444 cattle, 34 buffaloes and 65 goats have died in the Eastern Province.

The transportation of beef and mutton at district and provincial level has been suspended with immediate effect.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered to suspend the transportation of beef and mutton at district and provincial level with immediate effect in order to safeguard public health considering the sudden death of cattle, buffalos and goats in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

The President has also instructed the relevant district officers and the Police to act responsibly in this regard.

Applications called for University admissions

University Grants Commission UGC Chairman Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga says that registration of students selected for university degree courses based on the results of the Advanced Level Examination 2021 held in 2022 will start from next week. More details can be get via UGC website

The chairman further says that students selected for the degree courses in the universities were informed to register through text messages and e-mails. Steps will be taken to re-admit the students to the vacant courses after the students have registered for each course.

Become a voluntary smoke vehicle spotter in Sri Lanka -Lets clear the Air

Department of Motor Traffic, Vehicular Emission Test Trust Fund, requests the public to send spotter photographs of heavy smoky vehicle on the road, mentioning the vehicle registration number, time and location via WhatsApp or Viber 0703500525.

You can become a voluntary smoky vehicle spotter if you see any heavy smoky vehicle on the road. Please take a picture with vehicle number and send to VET Program via WhatsApp or Viber 0703500525 told Nanda Lal Senaratne Environment Development Officer at Ministry of Environment during a training program on “Eco Journalism” for journalists at Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI).

Vehicle Emission Testing Program will take action against vehicle owners.

Also public can send through Facebook message, email , or inform VET through Hot Line: 0113100152, Tel/Fax: 0112669915 (VET office at DMT). You can also inform through Web site

Not only smoked vehicles but also public can raise any complain regarding the misconducts of emission centers via above contact details.