Thursday, 25 December 2014 - 13:21
Death toll due to floods and landslides rises up to 5: Spill gates of several reservoirs including Victoria and Kothmale opened.
The disaster Management centre states that due to adverse weather over 600 thousand persons are distressed in 14 districts.
80 thousand 762 persons belonging to 22 thousand 667 families are sheltered in 333 relief centres.
Meanwhile 10 villagers in Mathale are inundated as a result of Aban River overflowing.
Sluice gates of Kothmale reservoir were opened due to incessant showers and the DMC stated that there is a possibility of water levels increasing in Mahaweli river.
Due to incessant showers all 8 sluice gates of Victoria reservoir also have been opened automatically since last night.
Meanwhile 5 deaths were reported due to disaster situations.
The train control room has decided to limit its services up to Nanu Oya due to continuous rain in the central hills since last night.
The control room also said that train services were disrupted after a soil embankment collapsed to the train track near the tunnel between Diyatalawa and Bandarawela.
Meanwhile our correspondent said that soil embankments have collapsed to several roads in the area thereby blocking traffic on those roads.
At the same time, Nuwara Eliya District Secretary D.P.G. Kumarasiri requests road users to be vigilant as there is a risk of falling rocks to the Hatton Nuwara Eliya main road.