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Sunday, 30 July 2017 - 8:31
Rains in Rajarata after 3 months; Water cut in Peliyagoda, Katunayaka, Gampaha Rathupaswala & few other areas
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Our correspondents stated that showers were experienced in Anuradhapura yesterday ending a 3 month drought.

Water levels in many reservoirs in the area had decreased while people faced many difficulties in sourcing drinking water.

Meanwhile, Heavy fog was reported in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya districts yesterday.

Also around 200 houses were inundated following the Kandy Meda Ela overflowing in the Heerassagala area following the heavy rainfall received yesterday.

However, the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy stated that sufficient showers were not received near catchment areas of hydro power plants.

Media Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulakshana Jayawardana there requested the public to use electricity sparingly.

Meanwhile, the MET Department stated that Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the, Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces.

Several spells of showers will occur in the North-western province.

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board stated that water supply will be restricted from 8 AM to 7 PM today in Kelaniya, Peliyagoda, Wattala, Katunayaka-Seeduwa and few other areas due to essential repairs carried out by the Ceylon Electricity Board.

Meanwhile, water supply to few areas in Mannar will be interrupted from 9 AM to 6 PM tomorrow due to work related to connecting new pipelines.
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