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Friday, 28 December 2012 - 13:21
5 provinces continue to be effected by disasters; 46 of 71 reservoirs reach spill level
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The Centre for Disaster Management states that the disaster situation applicable to the Northern, Eastern, North Central, Central & North Central parts of the island still stands in effect due to the incessant showers being experienced in the areas.

According to the Department of Irrigation, the sluice gates of 46 reservoirs out of the 71 coming under its purview have been released.

Meanwhile the Daduru Oya has also reached spill level, while according to the Department of Irrigation the sluice gates of 10 more reservoirs would be required to be released.

Directress of the Water Management Unit of the Department of Irrigation Janaki Meegasthanne speaking to our news team expressed the following views in this regard.

Speaking further she had this to say.

Moreover the Centre for Disaster Management states that vehicular traffic along several routes in the districts of Mannar, Mullaitive & Vavuniya in the Northern province have been severely hampered due to the incessant showers being experienced.

Deputy Director for the Centre for Disaster Management Pradeep Kodippili expressed the following observations to our news team in this regard.

Speaking further Kodippili expressed these views.

In more related developments Irrigation Engineer of the Inginimitiya Reservoir, M.A.S.S. Gunasena states that the 6 sluice gates of the reservoir have been released by two feet each while area residents of Anamaduwa, Nawagaththegama & Karuwalagaswewa are urged to remain vigilant since the Maussa Wewa & Mee Oya reservoirs are at spill level.

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