Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
02 Sep, 2020 | 11:46 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): Several roads in the Wallallavita and Mathugama divisional secretariats in Kalutara have been inundated as a result of heavy rainfall, Lieutenant Colonel Pradeep Mapalagama, the Assistant Director at the Disaster Management Centre, said on Wednesday (Sep 02).
According to the Disaster Management Centre, 202 houses and 40 small scale business premises in Trincomalee, Mannar, Badulla, Vavuniya, Hambantota, and Puttalam were damaged as a result of gale force winds during thundershowers.
Due to a low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka prevailing showery condition is expected to continue further today (Sep 02), the Department of Meteorology said.
Heavy rainfalls exceeding 100 mm are likely at some places.
Meanwhile, the highest rainfall of 344mm in the past 24 hours, was recorded from Agalawatta division of Kalutara district, the Department of Meteorology said.
From Wallallawita and Keselhena divisions, rainfall of 290mm and 252mm were recorded respectively.
From Wanduraba in Galle, rainfall of 233mm was recorded in the past 24 hours.
The Disaster Management Centre said rainfall of 245mm was recorded from Pathulagedara division of Gampaha district.
Hanwella division in the Colombo district has received rainfall of 270mm.
In the Kegalle district, Warakapola has received rainfall of 196mm and Eheliyagoda division in Ratnapura has recorded 154mm of rain.
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