Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 19:19
Kalu, Ging and Nilawala rivers overflow; Several low lying areas and roads inundated.-Video
The National Disaster Management centre stated that due to incessant showers Kalu, ging and Nilwala Rivers are overflowing and several low lying areas and roads are submerged.
Deputy Director of the centre Pradeep Kodipillai stated that 1200 persons have been affected due to adverse weather.
The National Building Research Organization states that the tendency for landslides will persist due to the prevailing rainy season in Kurunegala, Galle and Kalutara districts.
Senior Geologist Gamini Jayatissa stated that people should be cautious on landslides and collapsing of earth banks in the vulnerable areas.
The meteorology department states that the atmospheric disturbance is expected to move away by tomorrow and hence prevailing showery weather will be reduced.
Until then showers with lightning will occur over most parts of the island.
Heavy falls more than 150 mili meters are also likely at some places.
Duty meteorologist Pabodini Karunapala requests the general public to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.