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Parliament to meet again on Wednesday

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The Secretary General of the Parliament Kushani Rohanadeera said that Parliament was scheduled to convene from Wednesday (05) to Friday (07).The Committee on Parliamentary Business, which met with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana presiding, had decided to continue the second reading of the adjourned debate on the Anti-Corruption Bill on Thursday, she said.

The committee decided that the House would not be convened on Tuesday (04).On Wednesday (05) time from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. has been allotted for Questions for Oral Answers. Eight (08) Motions regarding the Annual Reports of various Statutory Institutions are scheduled to be passed without debate at 10.30 a.m.

From 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Adjournment Debate on Delays in Judicial Proceedings in Courts and Reasons Involved Thereon by the Government and the Oppositions has been scheduled.

On Thursday, the 06th of July, time from 9.30 a.m. -to 5.00 p.m has been allotted for the continuation of the Second Reading of the Adjourned Debate on the Anti-Corruption Bill and Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill.Moreover, time from 5.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. has been allotted for Question at the Adjournment Time.

On Friday, the 07th of July, Questions for Oral Answers will be taken up from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. the Secretary General said. Thereafter, Time has been allotted from 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. for the Second reading of the Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill and Order under the Extradition Law to be taken up for debate.From 5.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. the Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Opposition is scheduled to be taken up.



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Heat Index at ‘Caution’ level in Northern and North-Western provinces and Anuradhapura district

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Heat Index advisory issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre At 4.00 p.m. 12 April 2024, valid for 13 April  2024

The Natural hazards Early Warning Centre says that the Heat Index, the temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in Northern and North-Western provinces and Anuradhapura district.

The Heat Index Forecast is calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and this is the condition that is felt on your body. This is not the forecast of maximum temperature. It is generated by the Department of Meteorology for the next day period and prepared by using global numerical weather prediction model data.

Effect of the heat index on human body is mentioned in the above table and it is prepared on the advice of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services.

ACTION REQUIRED

Job sites: Stay hydrated and takes breaks in the shade as often as possible.
Indoors: Check up on the elderly and the sick.
Vehicles: Never leave children unattended.
Outdoors: Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated.
Dress: Wear lightweight and white or light-colored clothing.

Note:
In addition, please refer to advisories issued by the Disaster Preparedness & Response Division, Ministry of Health in this regard as well. For further clarifications please contact 011-7446491

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Sun directly overhead Kumulamunai, Murikandi, Keridamadu and Tanniyatttu at about 12:10 noon today (13)

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On the apparent northward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 05th to 15th of April in this year.

The nearest areas of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (13th) are Kumulamunai, Murikandi, Keridamadu and Tanniyatttu at about 12:10 noon.

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10,000 children at 336 Child Development Centers nationwide to receive gift parcels from President today (13)

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Through an initiative taken by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, over 10,000 children under the care of 336 child development centers throughout the country, will receive gift parcels today (13).

The distribution sponsored by Ceylon Biscuits Limited is coordinated by the office of the President with support from the office of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Sri Lanka Army.

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