Written by Staff Writer
22 Dec, 2018 | 10:40 am
Colombo (News1st): The Disaster Management Centre states that a flood situation is being reported Mullaitivu district due to persistent rainfall.
Assistant Director at the DMC Pradeep Kodippili said over 300 families from a number of areas including Maankulam have been moved to safe areas.
The sluice gates of the Iranamadu reservoir have also been opened.
Kodippili added that over 70 people stranded in a bus that was underwater on the Wilpattu-Mannar Road was rescued with the help of the tri-forces this morning.
The Puttalam-Mannar main road has been closed temporarily from the Eluwankulama area due to floods. Meanwhile, the Met Department predicts showers or thundershowers may occur at times in the North-East and North-Eastern Provinces and in the Puttalam District.
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