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2017-09-14

The Disaster Management Centre says a number of roads have been inundated due to heavy showers experienced over the island in the past 24 hours.

Speaking to Media Deputy Director and Media Spokesperson of the DMC Pradeep Kodipilli said a number of main roads have also been inundated. Accordingly the DMC requested citizens to drive with caution.

Koddippili said it was reported that with the rainy conditions that prevailed over the past 24 hours, a number of by roads in the Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle, Matara, Colombo and Gampaha Districts were inundated adding that water levels of the Kalu River in Millakanda and water levels in Duwanamali Attanagalla have risen.

The Deputy Director noted accordingly citizens living in low lying areas must be vigilant adding that the landslide warnings that have been issued remain in effect.

He further noted accordingly citizens living in mountainous regions in the Galle, Matara, Kalutara and Kegalle districts must remain alert of possible landslides and must be prepared to evacuate at the slightest indication of a landslide.

Furthermore the Deputy Director noted the support of the armed forces will be acquired to face disaster situations.

The Deputy Director noted reports of rain at 100mm have surfaced across the island and accordingly citizens must remain vigilant adding that District Secretariats, District Officers and tri-forces personnel have been prepped to face a disaster situation.

Pradeep Koddippili said the weather advisory released by the Department of Meteorology says showers of 50mm are expected across the island and citizens must remain vigilant adding that a spill gate of the Kukule Ganga Reservoir remains open as a result citizens residing in Baduraliya, Agalawatte and Ingiriya must remain vigilant at all times.

He further stated citizens residing in Madurawela and surrounding areas must remain vigilant of rising water levels adding that it is important that citizens maintain a quick response to notices issued and citizens can contact the 117 at all times.