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Thursday, 29 November 2012 - 8:11
Udawalawa reservoir sluice gates still open; Many villages under floods
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The Disaster Management Centre said that even by now many villages and low-lying areas were under floods as a result of the opening of the Udawalawa Reservoir sluice gates.

Four sluice gates of the Udawalawa Reservoir were opened last evening as a result of the rising of its water level due to the heavy rains.

Reports say that due to this, villages in Hambantota North and  Bolaana South and several low-lying areas have been inundated.

Disaster Management Centre Deputy Media Director Sarath Laal Kumara said that consequent to this situation about 100 families were distressed.  

The Meteorology Department says that the rainy weather condition that had prevailed in many areas in the several recent past days would dwindle in the coming days.

Meteorologist in charge Meril Mendia said that a dwindling of the rainy condition could be expected in coincidence with the reduction of the turmoil condition that had existed in the atmosphere.

Meanwhile the Irrigation Department says that five out of the six sluice gates of the Inginimitiya reservoir have been opened by 12 inches per each gate.

Irrigation Department Engineer Sanath Gunasena requested the people in the relevant surrounding areas to be on the alert with regard to the rise of the water level of Mee Oya. 

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