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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 21:19
68 thousand affected by adverse weather; Rivers still at spill level; Heavy showers forecast from tomorrow again
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The disaster management centre stated that more than 68,000 persons have been affected by the existing inclement weather.

It is reported that 8 persons died and 7 were injured.

20 houses have been destroyed and 956 houses have been damaged.

Addressing a media conference, Disaster Management Center Assistant Director, Pradeep Kodippili said that 12,132 persons are sheltered at 137 makeshift camps.

Meanwhile, the Irrigation Department stated that the water levels of Kelani, Ging, Kalu, Nilvala Rivers and Ma Oya is still at spill level.

Meanwhile, Geologist of Building Research Organization, Gamini Jayatissa said that landslide warnings have been relaxed for 5 districts including Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kalutara, Nuwara Eliya and Galle.

The most affected areas are Ratnapura and Puttalam districts.

Over 15 thousand people have been affected in the Ratnapura district and one thousand 248 out of them are sheltered in 24 makeshift camps.

Our area correspondent said that vehicular moevement on several major roads is disrupted due such road have been inundated.

At the same time, more than 12 thousand people of the Puttalam district and more than 11 thousand people of the Gampaha district have also been affected by the floods.

Vehicular movement on many roads is disrupted due to floods in these two districts as well.

At the same time, media secretary of the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry, Sulakshana Jayawardana said power has interrupted in inundated areas including Ratnapura.

He said supply to over 15 thousand customers has been interrupted.

The met department states that Prevailing rainy condition along with cloudy skies in the South-western part of the island is expected to continue further during the next few days.

Tonight Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces.

Tomorrow Heavy falls, about 150 mili meters can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central, North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara districts.



 
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