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Weather improving

Jan 14, 2011 10:44:20 AM - itnnews.lk

The weather situation which impacted several areas in the country during the last few days is now improving.

The Department of Meteorology pointed out that the disturbance in the atmosphere which had developed in affiliation to Sri Lanka had eased to a considerable extent. Flood waters in several districts including Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa and Kandy are receding. It is believed that these areas will return to full normality in the next few days. Even the cold climatic conditions which were experienced in several areas including Colombo yesterday were not witnessed today. This is attributed to the falling of the rays of the sun to the earth with the clearance of the sky of clouds.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre pointed out that the programme of granting relief to flood victims was continuing. 1,050,668 members of 283,781 families are affected by the calamity. 2,898 houses were totally damaged. 599 relief camps are functioning. 27 were killed while 49 were injured. According to the Disaster Management Centre, another 12 have gone missing. All required grants for the provision of relief at the District level have been released.