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Colombo Health Department To BanTube Well Water In Eating Houses

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The Colombo Public Health Department has completely banned the using of   tube well water by the Hotels and Eating Houses situated  in Colombo City with immediate effect .According the Chief Medical Officer In Health(MOH) in the Colombo City Dr.Pradeep Kariyawasam the Colombo Public Health Department will take a legal action against those Hotels and Eating Houses who are using the Tube well water as it proved that the water is polluted.



According the Dr.Kariyawasam around 25 percent out of  around 1000 Hotels and Eating Houses situated in the City are getting the water for their activities through Tube Wells.Around 46.7 percent of the water used by these eating houses are polluted according to the surveys.

Swiss Authorities Arrested 10 LTTE Members Who Involved In Sending Money To The Organization

Swiss Prosecutors today said that they have arrested 10 LTTE members who are suspected as transferring money to the Terrorist Organization LTTE and having membership of the Organization.

Authorities said that the suspects were involved in collecting several million Swiss Franks for the LTTE during past years  forcibly taken from the Sri Lankans living abroad.They were arrested during a search operation in 23 premises around the country it has been reported.

The Death Toll Due To Floods Risen To 18- 47 Injuries Reported

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The death toll due to the floods occurred as a result of the heavy showers prevails in the island now reached to 18 and there are 47 injured persons so far according to the National Disaster Management Center.According the Center the number of displaced persons reported up to now is nearly 970,000 .

The Director General of the Disaster Management Center Major General Gamini Hetiarachchi has said that 11,388 homes have been partly damaged while 1609 houses have been damaged fully,Around 200 tanks too damaged due to the floods according to him.

The Meteorological Department meanwhile said that the heavy showers prevails in most parts of the Country will continue another few days and declared that  this is the worst ever showers experienced by the country from thirty years.

Adverse Weather- Authorities Issued Land Slides Warning To Ten Districts

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As heavy showers continues in most parts of the island today as well The National Building Research Organization(NBRO) today issued warnings of Land Slide to Ten Districts .The ten districts received the land slide warnings including the districts of Matale,Badulla and Kandy in the Hill Country.

According to the NBRO the poorly built constructions in the sloped areas of these districts contributes heavily towards the reported land slides so far.