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Rain experienced throughout the country

Dec 9, 2010 11:09:03 AM - itnnews.lk

Almost every part of the country has experienced rain in the past few days. As a result, day-to-day life was hindered.

A landslide has been reported from the Kahagala area in Haputale along the Badulla-Colombo main highway. As a result, the stretch from Haputale to Bandarawela has been closed until further notice. The Kahagala mountain is reported to be impacted by landslides. About 25 houses have been damaged.

An earth-slip has obstructed transport on the Ratnapura – Kalawana main road. The Athulapura area at Weralugahamula is affected by the landslide. More areas along this highway are also endangered by landslides.

Two million rupees has been allocated to grant relief to families in Matale affected by torrential rain. More than 600 persons are displaced in the Matale district. 80 houses have been damaged. Relief activities are being carried out on the instructions of Deputy Minister Rohana Dissanayake.

Nine persons faced an accident when the ferry they were traveling across Kukule Ganga capsized.

Deputy Director of the Meteorological Department S.R. Jayasekera expressing views on the prevailing weather situation said that the rain mainly depends on the change witnessed in the speed of the winds. Further rain can be expected in the South West region. Some rain may be experienced in other parts of the country particularly in the North West and East. The heavy rain experienced in the South West should decline. Although less rain is experienced during December, rain will continue due to the developments that have taken place around the country.