Monday, 29 December 2014 - 14:05
Floods recede in several Districts: Central Hills still under threat
The Disaster Management Center states the adverse weather that hit 22 districts in the country is gradually moving away.
The Center also stated however 32 persons died in the disaster and over one million people are affected due to the inclement weather in the past week.
The most affected districts are Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa districts. Our correspondents stated that the floods prevailed in the areas are gradually receding.
However, traffic on several main roads in the Nuwara Eliya District including Gampola Nuwara Eliya road has still been disturbed due to the aftermath of adverse weather including thick fog.
Meanwhile, according to our correspondents, a group of residents in Madugastalawa, Passara have been evacuated from their houses after an earth slip in the area.
At the same time residents in the areas of Seruwila, Verugal, Kinniya and Muttur have been informed to be vigilant as Mawil Aru reservoir is still spilling over.
The Mahaweli Authority has requested from the people who use the Mahaweli River to take caution as the water level of the river could increase in certain areas.
The Director of the Water Management Unit of the Irrigation Department Janaki Meegastenna stated that 64 out of its 73 irrigation tanks continue to still spill over, adding that they have opened spill gates of 20 reservoirs.
Meanwhile, Head of the Landslide Service Education Unit of the National Building Research Organization R.S.M. Bandara stated the landslide threat issued for the 11 districts has been extended.
However, the Meteorology Department stated the low pressure condition which caused heavy rains in the island has still been moving towards the East and the North.
Meteorologist on duty Nimal Bandara Ekanayake said that rain could be expected in certain parts of the country within the course of the day.