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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 - 8:15
A threat of strong winds in several areas in the island; Sluice gates in Laxshapana opened.
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The Meteorology Department has warned of  an eight hour risk of strong
winds from 1.30 a.m.  in several areas including the  coastal belt.

Meteorologist in charge Channa Rodrigo said that by now this risk is receding.

Speaking further he also had this to say………

Meanwhile several sluice gates of the Lakshapaana Reservoir have been
opened as a result of the heavy rains experienced in the Nuwara Eliya
district as well.

Nuwara Eliya District Secretary D. P. G. Kumarasiri has requested the
residents on either side of the Kelani river to be on the alert with
regard to this.

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