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Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 19:22
43 of the 72 irrigation tanks overflowing
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The department of irrigation states that 43 of the 72 irrigation tanks are over flowing at present due to heavy rains.

Directress of the water management unit of the Irrigation Department Janaki Meegastanna explained the situation further.

The met department forecasts intermittent showers in the Northern, Eastern, North Central and North Western provinces.

Meteorologist Jeewan Karunarathne stated that showers can be expected in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, and Central provinces in the afternoon.

The Ginigathhena police meanwhile cautions motorists while driving through the Ginigathhena area on the Colombo-Hatton main road due to heavy fog.

The Centre for Disaster Management in the interim states that the landslide warning issued by the National Building Research Organisation for 4 districts still remains in effect.

Deputy Media Director of the DMC Sarath Lal Kumara expressing his views to our news team stated that the landslide warning was in effect for the districts of

Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Badulla & Matale.

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