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    The Meteorology Department yesterday, issued a notice requesting people to be cautious of a heat wave that some parts of the country might experience today. They observed that the maximum heat indexes in some areas have already increased.

    The Ministry of Education has taken steps to commence the schools on Monday (06) following the announcement by the Security Forces that the security in and around schools has been confirmed. Accordingly, the number of students attending schools is increasing and the education activities of the schools are getting normal and the Ministry of Education has instructed all the heads of schools to take steps to hold the academic activities normally.

    However, the Ministry of Education says it has received many complaints that some groups are making statements to disrupt the school activities and some principals and teachers have also been forcing the school children not to attend the schools.

    The Ministry of Education has decided to take disciplinary action against such individuals and groups who engage in disruptive acts for various narrow political purposes and opportunistic personal goals. Accordingly, the Ministry of Education has issued a communiqu� announcing that information will be given to the Criminal Investigations Department regarding such individuals and groups for legal action.

     

    A request has been made not to telecast the occasions when the security forces conduct search operations in houses and public places through the media. Furthermore, clear instructions have been given by President Maithripala Sirisena to the security forces not to allow participation of journalists and civilians when conducting search operations and it has to be conducted exclusively by the members of the security forces.

    The Sri Lanka Army has advised school children to be on alert by avoiding contact with strangers and staying away from unidentified parcels,food packets and other objects. The Army has underscored the importance of following these guidelines for the safety of all.

    Sri Lanka Police has allocated specific locations to park school vans and buses in Colombo when schools reopen.The second term of all government schools will commence on Monday (May 06) for Grades 6 and above while the commencement date for Grades 1 to 5 has been extended until May 13.

    Strong winds up to 40-45 kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Northern, North central, North-western and Southern provinces and in Trincomalee district, the Met. Department said.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Western and North-western provinces, it said. Fairly heavy rainfall about 75 mm can be expected at some places in the Galle, Matara, Rathnapura and Kalutara districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in Uva province and in Batticaloa, Ampara and Polonnaruwa districts after 2.00 p.m.

    Advisory for high waves
    Issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre
    Advisory for extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani'
    Friday, May 3, 2019 - 16:42
    LocalAdvisory for extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani'
    Friday, May 3, 2019 - 16:42
    Local
    The sea areas extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle.
    PLEASE BE AWARE
    There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar toPottuvil via Colombo and Galle, may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves,having 2.5-3.5 m height (This is not for land area) from 02nd to 04th May 2019.Above mentioned sea areas can be rough at times.Navel and fishing communities and those who are living in coastal areas are also requested to be vigilant in this regards.

    The Department of Examinations has called for applications for the Ordinary Level Examination 2019. The deadline for submitting the applications has been set for May 24th.Applications for school candidates have already been sent out to the principals of each school and head monks of Pirivena institutes.

    The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for high waves in the sea areas extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle.It said there is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle, may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.5-3.5 m height (This is not for land area) from 02nd to 04th May 2019. Above mentioned sea areas can be rough at times, the department said.Naval and fishing communities and those who are living in coastal areas are also requested to be vigilant in this regards.

    The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as FONI) over West-central Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of Sri Lanka, was located near latitude 15.2N, Longitude 84.1E at 11.30 p.m. of 01st May 2019, about 750 km northeast of Jaffna. It is likely to move north-northeastwards while moving away from the island towards the Odisha coast of India., issued by the Department of Meteorology.

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