Written by Staff Writer
28 Oct, 2019 | 8:53 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Met Department predicts heavy showers in many parts of the island tonight.
According to the Met Department, wind speeds could increase between 50 to 60kmph in the Nuwaraeliya, Badulla, and Matale Districts.
Heavy showers that battered the island during the past few days has adversely affected many people across the island. According to the Disaster Management Center, heavy showers and floods across the country have affected 6000 people.
The Puttlam district suffered the most due to the adverse weather.
The spill gates of the Anamaduwa Kachchimaduwa reservoir have been opened due to heavy rains that affected the area since last afternoon. According to our correspondent, many low lying areas have been affected by this.
4 of the 6 spill gates of the Thabbowa reservoir have been opened. Areas including Thiladiya, Rathmalyaya and Al Kazim have been inundated.
Daily activities of many residents of these areas have been affected as the entry roads to their villages remain inundated.
2 spill gates of the Rajanganaya Reservoir have also been opened. Water is being released from the reservoir at 1200 cubic feet per second.
According to our correspondent, the 2 spill gates of the Angamuwa reservoir have also been opened.
Meanwhile, the Department of Fisheries warned fishermen against going out to sea in small fishing vessels.
Assistant Director of the Department of Fisheries Padmapriya Tissera said that fishermen currently at sea in the Bay of Bengal region should remain vigilant.
Our correspondent said that the many one-day fishing vessels had refrained from going out to sea in Galle, Hikkaduwa, and Dodanduuwa as per the instructions of the Met Department.
Sea waves washed onto the Matara-Colombo main road. Sea waves had crashed onto the road last evening too.
Employees of the Galle Municipal Council removed the garbage and water that remains on the streets. Meanwhile, the Road Development Authority removed the water and sand accumulated along the Galle-Colombo Road.
A section of the Seenigama temple had collapsed due to heavy showers in the area.
The Kandy-Jaffna main road was inundated in the Matale town area this afternoon. The flow of traffic along the road was affected. According to our correspondent, heavy rains battered the Matale town throughout the day today.
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