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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 - 8:13
9 deaths due to disaster; 4500 persons distressed; several low lying areas submerged.
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8 districts have been affected due to the prevalent inclement weather.

According to the Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippli 9 deaths are being reported due to the inclement weather while more than 4500 persons belonging to 1129 families have been displaced.

Speaking further Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippli had this to say….

Meanwhile the police says that the Kandy - Mahiyangana Road that had been closed due to earth slips caused by heavy rain will continue to remain closed today as well.

Polonnaruwa District Secretary Nimal Abeysiri said that five out of the 32 students who had been accommodated at the Bakamoona Teachers' Centre due to the spill-over of the Amban River and the Mahawaeli River had returned to their relatives.

The District Secretary said arrangements necessary for them to sit the Ordinary level examination today have been made.

Six inches each of four sluice gates of Paraakrama Samudraya have been opened due to the heavy rain experienced in the Polonnaruwa District.

Meanwhile, Due to the prevalent heavy rain three feet each of six sluice gates of the Raajaangana Reservoir have been opened. 

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