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Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 21:57
Rain wreaks havoc in Galle and Ratnapura – Wet weather forecast for six more days
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The Meteorology Department states that the current wet weather will continue until the end of this month.

At the same time, the building research institute issued warnings for the districts of Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kalutara and Galle for the next 24 hours.

4 thousand 880 persons of one thousand 248 families of Galle and Ratnapura districts have already been affected by heavy rain.

At the same time, Irrigation Department stated that Ging and Nilvala rivers are also overflowing.

In addition, Kalu and Kelani rivers are also reaching overflowing levels due to heavy rain.

Director of Aqua Science Unit of the Irrigation Department Prema Hettiarachchi told our news team that people living in low lying areas should be cautious due to the inclement weather.

Meanwhile, traffic on Athuraliye Pasgoda road in the Matara district has come to a standstill following the overflowing of Nilvala River.

In addition, Makumbura Ahangama road has also been submerged due to the Gingganga overflowing.

Meanwhile, Assistant Director of Disaster Management Center Pradeep Kodippili said Elapaatha in the Ratnapura district and Walallaavita in the Kalutara district have submerged after heavy rain.

Meanwhile tree uprooting and damage to houses was reported form Vavuniya town, Bandarapola at Raththota in Matale district.

At the same time, heavy showers are experiencing in the catchment areas ending a prolong drought.

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