Friday, June 14, 2013

Met Department Conitnuously Warned Fishermen Not To Go For Fishing These Days

The Meteorology Department has today(14) issued warnings to Fishermen in fifth day in a row this weekto refrain from going to seas in the areas of Mannar,off the coast from Colombo-Potuwil via Galle - Jaffna  to Trincomalee as strong winds ranging 60 kilo meters per hour up to 70 kilo meters per hour .

Around 54 fishermen were reported dead and many were missing since  last week after they went to seas during adverse weather conditions prevails in most parts of the island.

Army Commander Appointed As New Chief Of Defense Staff

The Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya has been appointed as the new Chief Of Defense Staff by promoted him to the rank of General with effect from 01st of August this year the Defense Ministry has announced today(14).the present chief of defense staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake due to relinquish his position on the same day.

Meanwhile Major General Daya Ratnayake has appointed as new Army Commander with effect from 01st of August by promoted to the rank of lieutenant  general filling the vacancy created by General Jayasuriya it has been announced.

Density Of Dengue Mosquito Larvae Increases Six To Eight Folds In Most Parts Of The Country

The recently concluded research has shown that the Dengue Mosquito Larvae Density in most parts of the island are six to eight folds higher then the normal rate according to entomology assistant officers.in some areas the density of Dengue Mosquito Larvae is 30-40 in Brita u Index the index which measures the density of mosquito larvae it has been reported.

A dengue mosquito larvae density numbering 30 -40 are reported from some areas in Gampaha,Borella,Narahenpita,Batticloe,Kurunagala,Navalapitiya,Kandy and other few places according to entomology assistant officers .the normal density level of mosquito larvae  is 5 in that index and more then that is a sign of an epidemic officers said.

This is the first time after the year 2009 such a higher density of dengue mosquito larvae is reported from the island it has been revealed.

NASA UNVEILS NEW SPACECRAFT FOR NEXT MOON LANDING

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50070615