Saturday, 08 February 2014 - 19:30
Water level of the Mahaweli and Kalu Rivers reduce rapidly; Water supply to certain regions hindered
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board states that due to the prevalent dry weather spell the water levels of the Mahaweli and Kalu Rivers have receded dramatically and as a result of this water supply to several regions have been severely hindered.
General Manager of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board Ranjith Balasuriya stated that water supply to the Kandy and Moratuwa regions have been especially hindered.
Due to this reason he requests the public to be judicious when using water.
Private water vendors enter the fray
Speaking to our news team residents of Kundasale, Haarispattuwa & Theldeniya in the Kandy district stated that there is a severe shortage of water in those regions.
Speaking further the residents of those areas stated that private bowser owners have now begun to sell drinking water in those regions in question.
The Met Department stated that the prevalent dry spell may continue for another week.
The highest temperature today of 32.7 degrees Celsius was recorded from the Rathnapura District.
In addition a temperature of 32 degrees Celcius was reported from the Puttalam region and a temperature of 31.8 degrees Celcius was reported from the Kurunegala region.
Director of the Met Department S. R. Jayasekara stated that due to this dry weather spell high temperatures can be expected during day time and cold temperatures can be expected in the night.