Rains wreak havoc in Naula, Kahatagasdigiliya – Met Dept predicts more showers

Rains wreak havoc in Naula, Kahatagasdigiliya – Met Dept predicts more showers

Rains wreak havoc in Naula, Kahatagasdigiliya – Met Dept predicts more showers

Written by Staff Writer

05 Nov, 2015 | 9:58 pm

The Department of Meteorology says that showers or thunder showers will occur at times in the Northern, North-Central and Eastern provinces.

It adds that thunder showers will develop at several places elsewhere.

Heavy rainfall continues to affect many parts of the country.

The setting up of a sand-bag wall to cover the break-away section of the Eppawala Tank as a result of the heavy rains commenced on Thursday.

The task was spearheaded by the Mahaweli Authority and was supported by the Civil Defence Force from Vavuniya.

That task was delayed as the machinery brought for the task was also stuck in the mud. Minister of Agriculture , Duminida Dissanayake too arrived at the location on Thursday.

The bridge located at the 22 mile post along the Kahatagasdigil=liya main road was damaged as the Kurundhankulama tank overflowed on Thursday..

Vehicular movement along the Kandy- Jaffna A-9 road was disrupted on Thursday as a result of the heavy downpour that was experienced.

Several areas in and around Naula were inundated. The News 1st correspondent who was in the location said that transportation in the area was also disrupted.

The spill gates of the Nachchaduwa Tank remained open by 3 feet each on Thursday

The Pinnakanda village is located at the foot of the Pinnkanda Reserve in the Ratnapura District. Residents point out that along with the incessant rains experienced over the past few days, there is a threat of trees falling on their houses.

Around 20 families reside in this village. As a result of the rains ceasing, four of the eight spill gates of the Rajanganaya Reservoir were closed on Thursday.

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