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Sluice gates open as rains continue

Dec 5, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Correspondent and Batticaloa Group The sluice gates of several reservoirs were opened yesterday as unrelenting rains continued to lash the catchment areas. Officials said sluice gates of the Victoria, Castlereagh, Laxapana, Rajanganaya and Wimalasurendra reservoirs were opened due to the heavy rains. They cautioned the public to remain alert. Meanwhile, the Met Department said that showers and thundershowers would continue in most parts of the country in the coming few days. Colombo recorded the highest rainfall of 116 mm during the past 24-hours. Railway sources said that Up-country train services were disrupted due to large boulders falling onto the rail tracks.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/12/06/news02.asp