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Monday, 17 December 2012 - 13:23
One killed due to inclement weather while threat of landslides effect 4 districts
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One individual has been pronounced dead due to the inclement weather

being experienced in the island at present while 414 persons scattered throughout 4 districts have been severely inconvenienced.

Deputy Director of the Centre for Disaster management Pradeep Kodippili

expressing his views to our news team made further clarifications in this regard.

Speaking further Kodippili had this to say.

Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology has predicted more showers in most parts of the island due to the atmospheric turbulence which has developed South of the island.

The highest rain fall received during the past 24 hours which concluded at 8.30 this morning was reported from the Ulhitiya area in Monaragala which stood at 262.4 millimetres.

Duty Meteorologist at the Met Department Jeewan Karunarathna expressing his views to our news team expressed further views in this regard.

Meanwhile due to the showers being experienced in the Kandy district the Akurana town has been inundated by water.

According to our correspondent the Kandy railway station has also been submerged in water.

Moreover vehicular traffic has come to a stand still adjacent to the 38th Kilometre post on the Kandy-Mahiyanganaya main route, due to the collapse of an earth embankment.

According to police vehicles travelling along the route are required to cut off from the Thennekumbura Junction and then proceed towards Kandy.

The Centre for Disaster Management also notes that several routes in the Mathale district had been flooded due to the inclement weather.

Furthermore due to the incessant rains being experienced in the Amara district, a part of the road adjacent to the 69th Kilometre post on the Kandy-Ampara main route has been washed away, owing to which traffic along the route has been suspended.

A considerable amount of farming land located in the Aralagangwila area in the Polonnaruwa district meanwhile has been inundated by rain water, due to the overflow of the MDK reservoir in the area, while our correspondents state that a large number of farmers have been trapped due to the situation.

In related developments a land slide alert has been issued affecting 4 districts.

According to the National Building Research Organisation a 24 hour alert has been issued for the districts of Kandy, Mathale, Badulla & Nuwara Eliya.

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