The inclement weather conditions will continue to prevail. Continued relief will be given to families affected by floods.
Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili said that families displaced by floods are being sheltered in 22 Camps. There are 1420 families impacted by floods. 61 houses have been devastated while 352 are partially damaged. He said that Disaster Management Minister was providing relief to these families. He highly appreciated th support given by the District Secretariats in this task.
Floods are reported from several parts of the country due to torrential rain. Our Regional Correspondents said that there are obstructions to transport in certain areas due to flooding. 15 houses in Dickoya have gone under water due to the heavy rain experienced in Hattton from this afternoon. Nuwara Eliya District Secretary D.P.G. Kumarasiri attributed the flooding in Dickoya to illegal constructions.
The Disaster Management Centre said that there is a high risk of landslides in several parts of the country, including Kandy, Senkagdagala, Ampitiya, Teldeniya and Udis-papttuwa areas. Several earthslips are reported in Ududumbara, Deltota and Paatha-hewaheta areas. Heavy fog is reported to be experienced in several towns including Nuwara Eliya, Hatton and Panwila.
In the meantime the water level of Menik Ganga has risen due to the opening of six sluice gates of the Weheragala Reservoir.
Meterologist Chaminda de Silva in his weather forecast for the next 24 hours said thundershowers will be experienced over most parts of the country during the afternoon and night. He said showers or thundershowers will occur over the Eastern Province and in the Hambantota during the morning too. There may be temporary localized fairly strong winds during the thundershowers. He forecast showers or thundershowers at time in the Eastern and Southeastern sea areas and showers or thundershowers at several places in the other sea areas. He added that the sea areas round the island will be fairly rough.