The Sripura town in Padaviya has been inundated. It is for the first time that the town has been flooded.
The town experienced floods following incessant rains experienced this morning. All government Offices and private sector organizations are inundated. Life in the town is paralyzed.
Our representative says that people are being evacuated from a number of houses in the Kandy District. The area surrounding the Hantana Hill is facing the threat of a caving in. Head of the Disaster management Cenrtre Kamal Herath said residents of 46 houses in Wewatenna, Ampitiya, 38 houses in Gonawala, Digana, 34 houses in Kandaketiya Panwila, 18 in Kalalgamuwa, Ududumbara and 17 houses in Nugetenna have been evacuated. People living in 35 houses in the upper Hantana Estate were evacuated. A number of houses in Hantana face the threat of a caving in while cracks appear on earth as well as near roads.