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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 15:06
Rains to continue, Ratnapura worst affected
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The Met Department says that the prevailing rainy condition along with cloudy skies in the Southwestern part of the island is expected to continue further during next few days.
 
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces.
 
Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere particularly after 2.00 p.m.
 
Heavy falls, about 150 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central, North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara districts.
 
Meanwhile, Kurunegala had recorded the highest rainfall of 194.8mm during the 24 hours ended at 8.30 am today (May 22).
 
Approximately 38,000 persons from around 10,000 families in 12 districts have been affected by prevailing inclement weather.
 
The Disaster Management Center said that the death toll stands at 8.
 
Meanwhile, landslide warnings remain in effect in Kalutara, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, and Galle districts.
 
The Irrigation Department states that the water levels of Kelani, Kalu, and Gin rivers, as well as the Ma Oya, are on the rise once again.
 
The Department noted that water levels of Nilwala and Attanagalu Oya are now receding.
 
However, the Department requests the public refrain from approaching these rivers for the next several days.
 
Meanwhile, Puttalam and Anamaduwa are experiencing floods as all 8 sluice gates of Deduru Oya have been opened.
 
Last night’s floods resulted in most small tanks in the area to overflow and traffic on many roads were curtailed.
 
Meanwhile, the Railway Control Room announced that train services on the Puttalam line have been limited to Lunuwila due to overflowing of Hamilton Canal.

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