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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - 16:15
Update : Several areas in Galle and Rathnapura inundated due to overflow of Gin & Kalu rivers.-Video-Weather
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The declaration of six districts as prone to the risk of landslides due to inclement weather, still remains effective.

National Construction Research Institute Director General Aasiri Karunaawardhana said that this landslide-risk situation prevailed in the Kalutara, Galle , Ratnapura, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya and Kegalle districts.

While the water level of rivers increased speedily, many areas in the Galle and Ratnapura districts have been inundated.

Meanwhile the Western Province Education Ministry said that the 148 schools in the Western Province that were closed yesterday due to heavy rains would remain closed today as well.

Accordingly 137 schools in the Kalutara District and 11 schools in the Colombo and Gampaha Districts have been closed.

Update : Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 8:10
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Kalu and Gin rivers overflow: low lying area underwater;Heavy rains to continue.

According to the Irrigation Department the Kalu, Gin, Nilwala and Kelani rivers have reached spill level due to the prevailing weather condition.

The Director of Water Resources Division of the Irrigation Department Prema Hettiarachchi stated that water levels of these rivers are bound to increase.

Kalu River has reached the main flood level in Kukule Ganga area, while it has shown a minor flood level in Ratnapura.

The department further stated that Gin and Nilwala rivers have been surpassing minor flood levels in Baddegama and Panadugama areas.

In addition, the Director of the Water Resources Division requested those who live in areas around the river to be vigilant due to the increasing water levels in Attanagalu Oya.

According to Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana the death toll as of now has increased to 23 after the body of a person who went missing at Gaala junction, Kiribathgoda was recovered.

The meteorology department states that due to the atmospheric disturbances in the vicinity of Sri Lanka showers or thundershowers will occur at times over most parts of the island particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

Fairly strong winds can be expected along the western slopes of the Central hills at times accompanied by thundershowers.

Duty Meteorologist Jeewan Karunarathna requests the general public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning.



Update : Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - 8:12
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Kalu, Gin, Nilwala and Kelani rivers spill over

According to the Irrigation Department, the rivers Kalu, Gin, Nilwala and Kelani have reached a minor flood level due to the prevailing adverse weather condition.

The Director of Water Resources Division of the Irrigation Department Prema Hettiarachchi stated that the water levels of these rivers are bound to increase further.

Kalu Ganga has reached a main flood level at Kukule Ganga area, while it has shown minor flood level in Ratnapura.

The department further stated that Gin Ganga and Nilwala Ganga have been surpassing the minor flood levels in Baddegama and Panadugama areas respectively. Kelani River has shown minor flood level at this point, but its water level is increasing as well.

In addition, the Director of Water Resources Division requested those who live along the surrounding areas of the river to be vigilant due to the increase of water level in Attanagalu Oya.

The death toll due to the adverse weather condition reached 21 this afternoon.

The Police media spokesman’s office stated that the death toll has increased up to 22 thus far after the recovery of the body of a person who went missing at Gaala junction, Kiribathgoda.
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