Tuesday, October 3, 2017

First Global Pledge To End Cholera By 2030

Sydney And Melbourne Could Face 50C Days 'Within Decades'

Fans cool off in front of fans at the Sydney International tennis tournament earlier this month
Australia's two biggest cities could swelter through 50C days within a few decades, a study has found.

Sydney and Melbourne are likely to endure such summers even if global warming is contained to the Paris accord limit of a 2C rise above pre-industrial levels, scientists said.

Limiting warming to below that would make 50C days less likely, they said.
Sydney reached a record 45.8C in 2013 while Melbourne hit 46.4C in 2009, the nation's Bureau of Meteorology said.
The study examined only forecasts for Victoria and New South Wales, but researchers said the rest of Australia could also expect rises.

"One of the hottest years on record globally - in 2015 - could be an average year by 2025," said lead researcher Dr Sophie Lewis from the Australian National University.

The research, also involving the University of Melbourne and published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, said taking action on climate change remained crucial.
If global warming tracked at 2C, Dr Lewis said Australia's major cities could experience 50C days between 2040 and 2050.
Australia's most recent summer broke 205 weather records while its winter was the warmest on record, according to the nation's independent Climate Council.
Last month, Australians were warned to prepare for a dangerous bushfire season in 2017-18.(BBC)


Airport Police Arrested Sixty Persons Behaved Freely At Katunayake Airport Premises

Katunayake Airport Police had arrested around 60
persons behaved freely with authority at the Katunayake Airport premises and produced before Minuwangoda Magistrate Court yesterday (03).

After being produced before the court the Minuwangoda acting Magistrate Priyanthi Liyanaarachchi had been imposed a fine of Rs.90,000 on them ,Rs.1500 fine per person.

Two Persons Arrested With Gold Biscuits And A Chain At Colombo-Katunayake Expressway

Police have arrested a man and woman with a eight
pound chain and eleven gold biscuits in their possession  at the entry road of Colombo-Katunayake expressway .

The suspects who are residents of Colombo have been arrested while attempting to smuggle the gold weighing around 400 grammes to India according to Police.

The estimated value of the stock of gold is around Rs.3 million it has been revealed.

Chairmen Of Three State Banks To Be Appeared Before The Bond Commission

Chairmen of three state banks have been requested to
appear before the Presidential commission on Inquiry which investigating on Central Bank bond scam today (04).

Accordingly the Chairman of Peoples Bank Hemasiri Fernando,Chairman of Bank Of Ceylon Roland Perera and Chairman of National Savings Bank Aswin De Silva are due to appear before the Commission today to give an evidence regarding the links between their Banks and the Bond scam.

Verdict Of MP Geetha Kumarasinghe's Appeal To Be delivered On 10 th

The verdict of the special appeal petition filed by the
United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Geetha Kumarasinghe at Supreme court against Appeals court verdict by stating MP Kumarasinghe cannot hold a seat in parliament due to her dual citizenship status. On 10th of October.

The supreme court has completed the hearing of the petition it has been revealed.

MP Kumarasinghe had filed the appeals petition by requesting to dismiss the verdict of court of Appeal.

Police Have Arrested A Person Manufacturing Firearms And Explosives In Mulathivu

Pudukudirippu police have arrested a person with a
large stock of explosives and firearms who had secretly manufactured firearms and explosives inside a house at devpuram in Pudukudirippu area today (03).

During the raid Police have taken into a custody a large stock of explosives and firearms inside the house including ten rifles,ten kilos of T-56 bullets and five hundrad grammes of gun powder.

The suspect arrested by the police has been identified as a person working in the firearms manufacturing unit of LTTE for long time.He had been reported as issued rifles to persons on rental basis.

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A 22 Hour Water Cut Imposed In Gampola

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A 22 hour water cut has been imposed in several areas of Gampola since 2 a.m this morning to 12 in midnight tonight due to a maintenance work according to the National Water supplies and drainage board.

Accordingly the water cut has been imposed in 23 areas including Kahatapitiya,Bothalapitiya,Ilangawatte road and Gampola-Kandy road .

GMOA Opposed The Appointment Of Professor Colvin Gunaratne As Sri Lanka Medical Council Chairman

Image result for colvin gunaratneThe Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) has today(03) condemned  the appointment of Professoor Colvin Gunaratne as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) by stating that he is a SAITM supporter and a person not accepted by many factions involved in SAITM crisis.


GMOA has  requested a discussion from the Prime Minister Wikramasinghe  today through a letter regarding the appointment of Professor Gunaratne as the SLMC Chairman .

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has violated the advise he received from the Prime Minister during  a recent discussion held on SAITM Crisis with GMOA on not to appoint a person who will be not acceptable by the majority factions as the SLMC Chairman according to the GMOA Secretary Dr.Haritha Aluthge.

A Cyclist Was Killed Due To Cycle-Tipper Collision

Image result for accidentA Cyclist was killed after the Cycle he was riding in colliding with a Tipper Truck at Mankulam on Jaffna-Kandy main road.

The critically injured Cyclist had succumbed to his injuries after admission to Kilinochchi Hospital.The deceased was identified as a resident of Mankulam area.

Mankulam Police had arrested the Tipper Truck driver regarding the accident.



French Bus Driver Dies Over Face Mask Attack

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