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General Dalbir Singh to visit Sri Lanka

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New Delhi: Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh will visit Sri Lanka from Monday to discuss various issues and enhance military cooperation between the two nations, an official statement said.

“During his visit, General Dalbir Singh is scheduled to interact with senior officials of defense forces and the ministry of defense of Sri Lanka to discuss a wide range of issues and to enhance military cooperation,” said the defense ministry statement.

During the visit which lasts till December 3, he would also visit training establishments and formation headquarters.

The “goodwill visit” would further enhance the long-standing ties and cooperation in areas of mutual interest between India and Sri Lanka, including regional security, the release said.

The visit assumed special significance in light of increasing defense cooperation between the two countries, it said, adding that in recent years, the India-Sri Lanka relationship has been marked by high level bilateral exchanges in various fields.

(IANS)

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Sri Lanka Warns of Extreme Heat Amid Rising Temperatures

People in several areas in capital Colombo and in the south were warned to take extra precautions when being out in the heat

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Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department on Monday issued an extreme heat advisory as temperatures in several districts across the island country were expected to rise further in the coming days.
The Department, in a statement, cautioned the public to take appropriate precautions to avoid any health-related issues caused by the severe heat condition.
It said that the high level of moisture in the air and low wind speed had been the result of the rising temperatures, Xinhua news agency reported.
The Department warned that the situation would prevail until the beginning of the south-west monsoon in May.
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The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre forecasted “extreme caution” levels for most parts of the Northern, North Central and the North Western provinces.
People in several areas in capital Colombo and in the south were warned to take extra precautions when being out in the heat.
“The Department advises the public to remain hydrated and take frequent breaks while also avoid going outside. Children and the elderly should also not be left unattended,” it said. (IANS)

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