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Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 18:36
Land slide alert issued for Central Highlands extended for next 24 hours.Keselgamuwa Brook nears spill level
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The Disaster Management Centre stated The National Building Research Organization issued a landslide alert if rain continues for the next 24 hours in several areas.

The areas that have been alerted include Gangawatakorale, Udunuwara, Yatinuwara, Harispattu and Akurana.

Meanwhile, The water level of the Keselgamuwa Brook has risen as a result of heavy rain falls being experienced in the areas adjacent to the catchment basin of the Castleree Reservoir.

According to our correspondent those occupying low lying areas of Norwood are being shifted to secure locations on higher ground.

Moreover according to the Centre for Disaster Management 12 homes located in Kirimandala Mawatha, Noorwood have been inundated by water due to the overflow of the Norwood Brook.

Meanwhile several minor scale lakes in the Anuradhapura district which had run dry in the recent past owing to the drought are said to have reached spill level.

According to our correspondent the sluice gates of these lakes have been unbolted to release the excess water.

The Department of Irrigation notes that if showers continue to persist the water levels of the major lakes in the district may also end up reaching spill level.

However according Duty Meteorologist of the Met. Department, Jeewan Karunathilleke, showers have been predicted for most parts of the island during the week to come.

Meanwhile in related developments the government of Sri Lanka is planning to submit a report to the Asian Summit on Disaster Prevention & Mitigation concerning the countries progress which has been attained in the respective field.

The Asian Summit on Disaster Prevention & Mitigation is due to commence in Indonesia tomorrow.

Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera speaking to our news team expressed the following views to our news team.

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