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Floods in the Northwestern Province

Nov 24, 2010 4:43:24 AM - itnnews.lk

Transportation in several areas is paralyzed as a result of torrential rain.

2345 families of four Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Puttalam District are affected due to the overflow of Deduru Oya and Kadupiti Oya. The Puttalam District Disaster Management Unit said that transport from Madampe to Dankotuwa is also affected due to the overflow of Kadupiti Oya and Hamiltion Oya. Our correspondent said that certain places of the road are under three feet of water. Several byroads in the area are also flooded. The Disaster Management Unit pointed out that two houses within the Pallama Divisioanl Secretariat Division are destroyed. 16 houses are partially damaged. 1663 families of 11 Grama Niladhari Divisions within the Chilaw Divisional Secretariat Division are affected by floods.