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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 19:21
Heavy rain, strong winds forecast tonight, sluice gates of 6 reservoirs opened
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The Met Department forecasts that the prevailing wet weather will intensify tomorrow as well.

Meanwhile, sluice gates of several reservoirs have been opened due to heavy rains in their catchments.

Accordingly, people living in low line areas of Parakkrama Samudraya, Rajanganaya, Deduru Oya, Angamuwa and Kukuleganga reservoirs have been been advised to take caution.

At the same time, a part of the150 foott high garbage mound in Bandarawela has collapsed due to heavy rain.

In addition, the Disaster Management Center stated landslide warnings issued for the districts of Kandy, Matale and several divisional secretariats of the Nuwara Eliya district will be in force further.

Meanwhile, a fisherman died and two others were injured when a lightning bolt struck near the Kavudulla reservoir.

In addition, five female workers of Teresa estate in Bogawantalawa were hospitalized after they went into shock due to a lightning strike that struck close by.

Meanwhile, the Met Department Director, Anusha Warnasuriya said that rain or thundershowers can be expected in most parts of the island tonight.

In addition, traffic on Kandy Colombo road was blocked at Pasyala after several trees were uprooted on the road.  

The Disaster Management Center requested motorists to use alternative roads to avoid traffic between Nittambuwa and Pasyala.

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