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Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 19:11
Low lying areas near rivers still flooded; Landslide warning to 8 districts continue
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14 districts have been affected due to the inclement weather while Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts have been adversely affected.

The most affected districts, owing to the inclement weather are Matara, Galle, Kalutara and Ratnapura districts.

Many low lying areas in Matara district have been flooded owing to the overflowing of the Nilawala river.  

According to divisional secretary Pradeep Ratnayake, 11 individuals have died, and 17 have been reported missing in the Matara district.  

He noted the prevailing situation may worsen.

Operations to rescue those who have been trapped due to flooding, continues.

Police noted that travel along the Matara- Akuressa, Akuressa – Pitabeddara as well as Kamburupitiya- Makandura has been completely disrupted.  

8 deaths have been reported from the Galle district.  

13 have been reported missing and 142,149 individuals have been affected owing to the inclement weather.

Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Damayanthi Paranawithana explained further regarding the situation.

Further our correspondent noted that several individuals have been trapped in and around the mapalagama area.   

The Ratnapura divisional secretary, Malani Lokupothagama noted that 51 deaths have been reported in the Ratnapura district owing to the overflowing of the Kalu ganga, and landslides.

 Several landslides were also reported in the Eheliyagoda, Nivithigala, Kalawaana areas.  

Several landslides were also reported in the Eheliyagoda, Nivithigala, Kalawana areas.

42 deaths have been reported in the Kalutara district and 68 individuals have been reported missing.

Kalutara district divisional secretary explained further on the current situation.

Several low lying areas of the Colombo district experienced flooding due to the overflowing of the Kelani river.

Flood situation prevails in the Avissawella, Hanwella, Kaduwela, Biyagama, Kelaniya areas.
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