With the heavy rain occurring in the central hills last night, sluice gates of three reservoirs have been opened.
Our reporter said that from mid-night yesterday till now the Castlereigh reservoir authorities had taken steps to open the Castlereigh reservoir sluice gates by about 25 per cent.
In addition while one sluice gate of the Lakshapaana reservoir has been opened, opening of the Wimalasurendra reservoir sluice gate began last night.
Our reporter said that the engineers in charge of the relevant reservoirs had requested the residents on both sides of the Kelani river to be on the alert.
Meanwhile it has been decided to open at 7 this morning the NuwaraEliya - Hatton road that had been closed.
With earth slips at Bungalow Seven on the main Hatton - Nuwara Eliya Road last Friday, transportation had been intermittently impeded.
Several roads in a number of areas have come under floods as a result of the inclement weather condition affecting many districts in the island.
Disaster Management Centre said that this situation had been reported in consequence of the downpour last night.
Meanwhile the Disaster Management Centre said that due to the inclement weather seven deaths had been reported by last night.
The DMC said that these deaths had been reported from Ratnapura, Ambalanthota, Galle and Dambulla.
Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology predicts that the inclement weather conditions may persist during the course of the approaching week.
Duty Meteorologist at the Met. Department Channa Rodrigo expressing his views to our news team urged the public to remain cautions concerning lightning strikes.