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Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 9:30
Over 900 thousand persons affected
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937 thousand 671 persons have been affected as a result of the adverse weather conditions affecting 17 districts.

Deputy Media Director of the Disaster Management Centre Sarath Lal Kumara stated that 15 deaths have been reported.

Train services along the upcountry railway line have been limited to Rambukkana as a result of earth slips that have occurred near the rail tracks and services are expected to return back to normal tomorrow.

Meanwhile, several roads are also under water following heavy rains.

Information about the status of roads in disaster prone areas could be obtained by calling 117 or 011 267 00 00.

Meanwhile, Duty Meteorologist Nimal Bandara stated that the low pressure situation in the bay of Bengal is turning in to a depression.

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