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Friday, 25 May 2018 - 19:08
The water level of Attanagalu and Maa Oya increasing, over 138 thousand affected
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Over 138 thousand persons belonging to 35 thousand 129 families have been affected by the inclement weather that hit 20 districts in the last few days.

The Disaster Management Center stated that 16 persons have died due to adverse weather.

Meanwhile, a policeman has gone missing while being engaged in rescue operations at South Galwala in Galmuruwa, Madampe.

A special operation is still continuing in search of the policeman who was swept away by currents.

At the same time, the Irrigation Department informs the residents living in the low line areas of Negombo, JA Ela, Katana, Munuwandoa and Gampaha as the water level of the Attanagalu Oya is increasing.

In addition, the department requests the residents living in low line area of Badalgama and Giriulla to take caution as the water level of the Maa Oya is also increasing.

The met department states that the Prevailing rainy condition in the south-western part of the island is expected to continue.

Fairly strong gusty winds about 50 kilo meters per hour can also be expected over the island.

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

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

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