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Friday, 26 May 2017 - 8:34
Kalu, Nilvalaa and Ging rivers overflow - Kelani river close to spill level
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As Nilwalaa, Ging and Kalu rivers overflow, many low-lying areas close to the river banks are completely submerged .

The Irrigation Department requested that residents in those areas take necessary safety measures

Meanwhile reports state that low-lying areas in Galle, Matara, Ratnapura and  Kalutara are flooded.

Paadukka in the Colombo District is also flooded.

the Kelani River is at risk of overflowing as the heavy rainfall continues.

 the Irrigation Department has requested that people residing on both sides of the Kelani river evacuate from the area.

At this time, the navy and air force have been deployed to assist with evacuating residents in those areas that have been severly affected.

With Ging River overflowing, Neluwa, Habara-kada, Mora-vaka, Yakkala-mulla, Imaduuwa, Val-pola and Thavalama  in the Galle District are completely submerged.

The Disaster Management Centre said that due to the overflow of Kalu river the Kalutara District’s Paalinda town, Bulath-sinhala, and Agala-watta have also been flooded.

With  Kirama Oya overflowing, residents of Kamburupitiya and Mulatiyana in Matara have been informed to evacuate.

The met department states that Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Have experienced  heavy showers resulting from South-west monsoon rains.

These conditions are expected to continue over the south-western part of the country.

Heavy rainfall, excess of 150 mili meters can be expected in some locations.

Duty Meteorologist udeni weerasinghe requests the General public take adequate precautions to minimize damages in the4 event of lightning storms.

Update : Friday, May 26, 2017 11.00
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One person has gone missing in Beliatta in Kahawatta area due to being washed off by water currents.

All schools in Sabaragamuwa and Galle Distrtrict have been closed due to the bad weather condition prevailed.

Meanwhile, Air Force and Navy have been deployed for rescue missions in flooded areas.

According to the Air Force Spokesperson, helicopters Bell 212 and MI 17 of Sri Lanka Air Force have been currently deployed for rescue missions.

Lowlands in Galle, Matara and Kalutara and Ratnapura areas have been submerged in water due to floods.

Meanwhile, people in low lying areas of Seethawaka, Kollonnawa, Homagama and Kaduwela have been advised to be evacuated due to floods.







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