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Monday, 29 October 2012 - 19:29
Cyclone threat to persist further; Several low lying areas may be inundated
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The low pressure system which originated from the Bay of Bengal is currently

said to be lying around 150 Km's away from the coast of Mullaitivu.

Accordingly gale winds with a speed of around 80 Km's per hour are expected to sweep through the areas of Trincomalee & Kankasanthurai.

Director General of the Department of Meteorology S.R. Jayasekara meanwhile cautions residents occupying the coastal stretch running from Mannar to Batticaloa to remain cautious in the face of these developments.

However he noted that the public should not foster undue fears owing to the weather phenomenon's being experienced.

Meanwhile the Centre for Disaster Management state that all precautionary measures have been implemented to provide relief to the public in the event of a possible disaster situation.

Deputy Media Director of the CDM Sarath Lalkumara expressing his views to our news team added that security officials as well as civil organisations were placed on high alert to face any possible situation.

According to our correspondents, the Central Highlands of the country are also

experiencing an absolute downpour.

According to Nuwara Eliya District Secretary D.P.G. Kumarasiri a minor land slide situation is being reported from the Ambagamuwa Divisional Secretariat

area in the Nuwara Eliya District.

Meanwhile the Puttlam-Mannar main route was closed for vehicular traffic this morning from the Eluwankulama area since the water level of the Kala Oya had arisen owing to the inclement weather conditions being experienced.

According to the Centre for Disaster Management the water level on the route has presently exceeded 3 feet in height.

The CDM requests the public to remain cautious since the sluice gates of the Rajanganaya reservoir may also be released during the hours to come.

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