Met Dept predicts a rainy Sunday

Met Dept predicts a rainy Sunday

Met Dept predicts a rainy Sunday

Written by Staff Writer

05 Sep, 2015 | 9:03 pm

The Department of Meteorology states that rainy weather conditions will persist in the country on Sunday September 6. News1st received reports of floods in several areas across the country on Thursday and Friday and while one person was reportedly killed after being struck by lightning.

A resident from Rajaelgama in Hingurakgoda was killed in a lightning strike on Friday evening.

The incident occurred when the victim, 29-year old S.L. Anil Kumara was out fishing in the Girithale tank. He was a father of two.

Water levels of the Ranseyagoda and Makadura areas in Matara which were inundated owing to the Kirima Oya breaking its banks, is receding. However areas of Sapugoda, Godawa, Mapalana and Akurugoda were inundated owing to heavy rains experienced in the area.

Crops too were damaged as a result of the inclement weather conditions.

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