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Friday, 02 November 2012 - 19:34
Heavy thunder showers to be expected in 3 more days
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The National Disaster Management Centre states that a total of 137 thousand 976 persons have been inconvenienced due to the inclement weather.

It further notes that 4 persons have been killed and 17 others have sustained injuries with the Gampaha District taking the brunt of the toll.

Meanwhile the National Building Research Organisation states that if showers continue to persist, the land slide threat issued for the countries Central Highlands may stand as imposed.

Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodipillai expressed the following views in this regard.

Meanwhile, the lane toward Galle from Kottawa on the Southern Expressway has been closed between Dodangoda and Welipanna exit point, due to an earth slip.

The other lane remains open for traffic.

Motorist from Colombo using the Southern Expressway are advised to exit from the Dodangoda exit point due to this earth slip.

Deputy Director of the water resources division of the Irrigation Department Prema Hettiarchchi speaking to our news team stated that water levels in certain reservoirs have increased.

However against this backdrop the Department of Meteorology states that although the effect of the Neelam cyclone has waned, the inter monsoon condition would be activated within 3 more days.

Hence Duty Meteorologist at the Met. Department Merryl Mendis states that several parts of the island may continue to experience thunder showers.

 

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