Water shortage to continue for 2 more months;Government requests to use electricity sparingly

Friday, 13 January 2017 - 22:54

Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa says that the water levels of main reservoirs in the island have dropped to 27%.

He was speaking at a media conference held at the Government Information Department today to educate the public over the risk of the impending drought.

Meanwhile, Director of the MET Department K.H.M.S. Premalal stated that rain cannot be expected during the next two months.

Meanwhile, Media spokesman of the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry Sulakshana Jayawardana said the water levels of main reservoirs of CEB have also dropped to 35%.

He said that the water level of Castlereigh has dropped to 53% while Maussakelle has dropped to 39.3%.

Similarly, water levels of Kothmale, Victoria, Randenigala and Samanala Wewa reservoirs have also dropped to 40.7%, 24.6%, 54.6% and 23.2% respectively.

22 millionaires for Hiru’s 22 – visit to 10th millionaire’s home (video/pictures)
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 16:29

To coincide with its 22nd anniversary, Hiru is now offering the largest cash prize in television history.Every day, a loyal viewer has the opportunity... Read More

177 Sri Lankans return from Maldives
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 16:22

A SriLankan Airlines flight has brought back 177 Sri Lankans from the Maldives where they had been stranded due to the Covid-19 pandemic.It arrived at... Read More

Third accused in Welikada killings acquitted
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 15:51

Indika Sampath, the third accused in the killing of eight inmates of at Welikada Prison, has been acquitted. Read More