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Friday, 28 December 2018 - 8:42
115,000 impacted by inclement weather; Sluice gates of Yaan Oya to be opened; Dengue risk likely to rise
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The MET department says that a temporary rains are expected to decrease from today.

The department added that thundershowers may occur from 2 this afternoon in Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts.

All sluice gates of the Yaan Oya are to be opened this morning.

Currently, Yaan Oya reservoir has reached its maximum spill level at 36 meters.

Therefore the Disaster management centre has advised those residing in low lying areas to exercise caution.

115,902 individuals have been affected by the adverse weather conditions.

The chief prelate of the Asgiri Chapter, Most Venerable, Warakaagoda Gnanaratne thero noted that all people must unite despite ethnic or religious differences, to provide relief for those affected in the north.

The thero stated this, handing over emergency relief donations to the army, which had been collected from Sri Dalada Maligawa and the Asgiri Maha Viharaya , for distribution in the north.
It has been reported that the flood which affected the northern province is currently receding.

In addition, a programme to create awareness amongst government officials in the north on the provision of relief was held at the ministry of disaster management yesterday morning.

The ministry of health notes that with island wide rains prevailing, patients being admitted having contracted dengue is on the rise.

The ministry issuing a communiqué noted that in order to prevent a dengue epidemic during January and February, preventive action should be taken by all.

The national dengue prevention unit requested the public ensure that environment conducive to the spread of dengue are monitored and eliminated  clean up should take place on a regular basis, as often as once a week.

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