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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 14:26
Heavy showers to reduce from tomorrow; Ja-ela overflows, several roads in Puttalam under water. 19 dead due to inclement weather
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Although heavy showers have reduced, many areas in Puttalam are reportedly affected by floods.

The Madampe – Kuliyapitiya Road and Colombo – Puttalam Road are under water as Ma Oya has overflowed.

Flood waters have risen in Naththandiya, Maha Wewa and Wennappuwa areas as well.

Assistant Director at the Puttalam District Disaster Management Centre A M R Alahakoon said that it was risky for small vehicles to use the Lunuwila bridge along the Puttalam – Colombo Main road.

50 families in Jaya Bima and Deduru OYa as well as 40 families in Madampe and Galahitiyawa were also affected as the Deduru Oya overflowed.

However, the Irrigations Department said that water levels of Kalu, Kelani, Ging, Nilwala Rivers as well as Aththanagalu Oya and Ma Oya are gradually receding.

Director of the Irrigation Department Mala Alawathugoda stated that heavy showers were not experienced in catchment areas.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre said that 138 thousand 292 persons of 35 thousand 129 families have been affected by the inclement weather experienced in 20 districts.

19 persons have lost their lives.

The landslide warning issued for Ratnapura, Kegalle, Nuwara-eliya, Kalutara and Galle will also continue to be in effect.



 
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