Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 13:55
A special request by the Govt. from those affected by inclement weather.
170 thousand people were affected due to the inclement weather experienced in the island last few days.
The Disaster Management Center stated that relief activities are conducted through District Secretaries.
Payment of compensation has also commenced for those who are affected and others who lost their houses or damaged them.
However it is reported that authorities have faced a dilemma as they find it difficult to collect accurate information of the affected persons.
Therefore the Disaster Management Center requests the rain-affected people to provide true information to enable the authorities to expedite the relief process.
The Irrigation Department says that people living in low-lying areas close to the Kalu, Kelani, Ging, Nilwalaa and Attanagalu rivers should still be vigilant.
Irrigation Department Hydrology Division Directress Premaa Hettiaarachchi said that floods had been reported in low-lying areas of rivers.
The National Building Research Organisation has extended the landslide risk declared yesterday for the Kalutara, Kegalle, Galle, Ratnapura, Badulla and Nuwara Eliya districts as a result of the inclement weather until this afternoon.
The meteorology department stated that There will be showers or thundershowers at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.
Duty Meteorologist Channa Rodrigo said Thundershowers will develop at several places in the Uva and Eastern provinces during the afternoon or evening.