Landslide warning for five districts remains in place

Landslide warning for five districts remains in place

Landslide warning for five districts remains in place

Written by Staff Writer

26 Sep, 2019 | 6:21 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Inclement weather condition continued in several parts of the island today (September 25) as well.

Vehicular movement around Colombo was hampered this morning as a result of inundated roads, owing to continuous rainfall. Several areas still remain inundated.

The Baddegama – Nagoda road in Galle and the Baddegama – Hikkaduwa old road was flooded while a part of the Primary section of the Baddegama Boys’ School was also submerged.

In addition, several low lying areas and byroads in Nagoda Old Thanayamgoda, New Thanayamgoda, and Mulana were also flooded.

The Galle-Baddegama road was over 3 feet of under water in the Oluwagoda area.

News 1st correspondents noted that sporadic rainfall was experienced in the Akuressa, Athuraliya and Thihagoda areas. Weligama, Denipitiya, Galkaduwa, Ilwatta, Thalalla, Kokmaaduwa and Welipitiya areas in Matara are also some areas which are inundated.

The Kokmaaduwa interchange of the Southern Expressway was temporarily closed as a result of heavy rain.

The Bulathsinhala – Warakagoda road in Kalutara was completely inundated as a result of Kukuleganga overflowing.

One spill gate of Kukuleganga has also been opened.

The Department of Irrigation states, water levels of the Kalu ganga, the Gin ganga and Attanagalu Oya are still rising.

The Panadugama water gauge of the Nilwala ganga had indicated that it is still on high flood level.

The Landslide Warning issued to 5 districts will be in effect till 10;00 am tomorrow. The Landslide Warning has been issued to several Divisional Secretariats in Galle, Matara, Kalutara, Ratnapura, and Kegalle.

Provincial Reports

The Department of Meteorology states, rainfall exceeding 100mm can be experienced in the Western, Southern, and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Certain areas in the Central and North Western provinces are likely to experience 75mm of rainfall.

Governor of the Southern Province, Hemal Gunasekara said, all schools in the Galle and Matara districts will be temporarily closed tomorrow and the day after.

Director of Education of the Western Province, Srilal Nonis said, all schools in the Western Province would operate, as usual, tomorrow and day after tomorrow.

Day to day lives of the general public living across the island was hampered today, as a result of the inclement weather which continued throughout the day.

However, the Met. Department notified this evening, that the showery conditions would reduce to some extent after tomorrow (September 26).


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