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Many areas in the Polonnaruwa district threatened by floods

Dec 26, 2010 3:55:22 AM - itnnews.lk

Many areas in the Polonnaruwa district are facing the danger of floods.

The sluice gates of the Parakrama Samudraya have been opened due to the torrential rains. The water in Mahaweli reservoirs have been released to the Mahaweli river due to the rains experienced in the upper reaches. Our representatives say that the road to the Somawathi sacred area is inundated. It is closed for vehicular traffic from yesterday. The chief incumbent of the Somawathi Raja Maha Vihara Pahamune Sumangala Thera said that the premises are inundated up to the Chaitya Maluwa.