: At least six persons were killed due to a landslide at Norton Bridge in Hatton of Sri Lanka's hill country, Disaster Management Centre said.

According to the Norton Bridge police the landslide occurred near the police station early this morning due to torrential rains.

Disaster Management Centre said a house in the area had been buried in the landslide.

Sri Lanka Health Ministry says that 500,000 families living in the war ravaged Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts are vulnerable to diseases spread by mosquitoes such as dengue, chikungunya and mal

World Bank yesterday approved a US$65.33 million credit for Sri Lanka to improve the operational efficiency of some 80 ageing dams and to establish sustainable institutional arrangements for safety m

At least eight people were killed and nearly 200,000 people have been affected due to torrential rain resulting from the north-east monsoon in the country.

Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka said that over 7,000 families have been displaced due to floods. Also, several areas are in danger with landslides, the Centre added.

The United States has funded an 8-kilometer road and drainage system, which was opened today in Pottuvil, Ampara. The US Embassy in Colombo said its United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) funded the project to construct a low maintenance, durable road system and drainage structure throughout the Pottuvil Division. In the past, the roads flooded and became almost impassable, the Embassy said, adding that the finished roads have had a major impact on Pottuvil by reducing dust in the town and increasing locals' access to essential services, including schools, health clinics and places of worship. The project also created jobs and experience in the area. For the opening ceremony, USAID and UNOPS welcomed representatives from local government and the community.

Panel of justices headed by the Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva today allowed the mosques to use loudspeakers for prayers for three minutes. The Supreme Court made this order when it looked into a case related to the restriction of loudspeakers from 10.p.m to 6.a.am. The Supreme Court banned using loudspeakers in November 2007. Having considered a request made by an Islamic organization, the Court allowed the mosques to use loudspeakers for 5 sessions of 3 minutes duration per day.

Sri Lanka Health Ministry said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide 86 million Saudi riyal (Approximately 2.8 billion rupees) to build a Epilepsy Hospital and a Neuro-Trauma centre at th

Sri Lanka Healthcare and Nutrition Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva soliciting the public support to fight the Tuberculosis in the country said TB cannot be eradicated only through the efforts of th