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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Singapore government has appointed Indian-origin S. Chandra Das, a former member of parliament and diplomat, as Singapore’s non-resident high commissioner to Sri Lanka, a media report said on Thursday.

Das served as Singapore’s ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, resident in Singapore from 2006 to 2015. He had also previously served as Singapore’s trade representative to the former Soviet Union from 1970 to 1972 and also as member of parliament from 1980 to 1996, The Straits Times reported. 

He will assume his new position pending his presentation of credentials to Sri Lanka, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement.

Das was conferred the Distinguished Service (Star) Award by the National Trades Union Congress in 2005.

(With inputs from 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)