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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 - 8:20
Neelam moves towards India; No impact on Sri lanka.
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The Meteorology Department says that the 'Neelam' cyclone that is active in the Bay of Bengal has ceased, with no impact on Sri Lanka.

Meteorologist in charge Channa Rodrigo said that the Neelam Cyclone was currently 200 kilometres away from Trincomalee.

The Meteorologist also said that it was possible that it would enter India this afternoon.

The Disaster Management Centre said that the prevalent weather conditions had severe impact on the Mullaitiv, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Kandy, Colombo and Trincomalee districts.

4, 626 persons belonging to 1, 101 families are distressed in these areas.

The Disaster Management Centre Deputy Director Pradeep Kodipillai said further that while partial damage has occurred to 89 houses, 39 houses have been completely destroyed.

Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake says that in view of the prevalent rain, special attention has been paid with regard to several locations in the Kandy district.

Speaking to our news team the Minister said that action has been taken to despatch a team of National building research officials for examining the risk of landslides affecting the Gotami Balika Vidyalaya situated in the Kandy city.

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