Estuaries of several rivers which flow through Puttalam District have been broadened to minimize disasters due to rainwater.
Broadening of estuaries of Kalaoya, Meeoya and Deduruoya was launched yesterday with the intervention of the Disaster Management Centre. The Thalwila estuary in Marawila and Thoduwawa Estuary will be broadened to release water in Kadupitioya. Transportation on Chillaw to Wennappuwa – Nainamadama has been interrupted due to the widening of the Thalwila estuary. Sluice Gates of Inginimitiya and Thabbowa Reservoirs have been opened. Water level of Kalaoya has been increased due to the opening of Rajanganaya and Ibbankatuwa reservoirs.