Written by Staff Writer
26 Oct, 2015 | 9:17 am
The Met Department is forecasting that showers will continue in several parts of the country, due to a persisting atmospheric disturbance.
Rainfall of more than 100mm is expected over certain parts of the country.Sluice gates of a number of reservoirs are being opened due to the persisting rainy weather conditions.
This is the Weheragala reservoir in Moneragala. (Please watch video).Six sluice gates of the reservoir were opened by six feet each.
Assistant director of the Moneragala Disaster Management Centre Ravindra Kumara said that the number of sluice gates that need to be opened may increase with the increase in rainfall.
Meanwhile, two sluice gates of the Rajanganaya Reservoir had to be opened by a foot each due to the incessant rains in Anuradhapura. Water is being released from the reservoir at a rate of 600 cubic feet per second into the Kala Oya.
Meanwhile, the Puttalam – old Mannar Road was inundated as the Kala oya broke its banks. Our correspondent said that the road had to be closed as a result. Meanwhile, over 100 people in Sammalai have been affected by the overflowing of the Maskeliya Reservoir.
The evacuees are currently being sheltered in secure locations. Heavy showers have also caused a significant rise in the water level of the Castlereigh Reservoir in Hatton.
The Met Department meanwhile, is forecasting that the persisting atmospheric disturbance over the country will cause more showers.
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