Flood warnings issued – Kolonnawa, Kelaniya among areas under threat

Flood warnings issued – Kolonnawa, Kelaniya among areas under threat

Flood warnings issued – Kolonnawa, Kelaniya among areas under threat

Written by Mayooran Kantharvel

26 May, 2017 | 7:59 am

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  • Air force deploys Bell 212 and MI 17 helicopters to aid flood relief efforts
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  • Kolonnawa, Biyagama, Kelaniya, Kaduwela, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka & Awisawella due to rising levels of Kelani river
  • Due to the rising water level of the Kalu Ganga, the DMC has announced a flood warning to areas including Rathnapura, Pelmadulla and Padukka
  • All schools in Sabaragamuwa province will be closed today due to prevailing weather conditions

The Disaster Management Centre has issued flood warnings to the following areas.

Kolonnawa, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Kaduwela, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka and Awissawella are areas under threat as a result of rising levels of waters in the Kelani River.

Meanwhile, the DMC has also issued flood warnings to Ratnapura, Pelmadulla and Padukka as a result of the rising levels of the Kalu Ganga waters.

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