Over 160 houses destroyed due to inclement weather

Over 160 houses destroyed due to inclement weather

Written by News 1st

05 Jun, 2014 | 8:41 am

The Disaster Management Centre says that 169 houses have been completely destroyed owing to the inclement weather conditions.Assistant Director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili added that 1,243 houses have been partially damaged.

Meanwhile, due to the rising water levels, the estuary of the Kalu Ganga has been widened once again on Thursday night.

Kalutara District Secretary, U.D.C Jayalal stated that this measure had been taken in order to avert the damage that can be caused by the over-flowing of the Kalu Ganga.

U.D.C. Jayalal further stated:

“These measures were taken in order to prevent the over-flowing of the Kalu Ganga that may cause damages to the lives and property for those residing in low lying areas. We hope that water levels recede, because now we see a decrease in the water levels of the Kalu Ganga. We have been getting reports especially in the Bulathsinhala area of the inundation of roads, which is also one of the reason why we decided to widen the estuary, furthermore we have also taken measures to provide relief to those affected by the flood waters.”

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