Heavy rains for many areas tonight (13); Water levels rising in several rivers

Heavy rains for many areas tonight (13); Water levels rising in several rivers

Heavy rains for many areas tonight (13); Water levels rising in several rivers

Written by Zulfick Farzan

13 May, 2021 | 6:14 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center has warned that the water levels of the Gin, Kalu, and Nilwala rivers are rising following heavy rains experienced in the area.

Disaster Management Centre Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippili said people living on the banks of these rivers must pay extra attention to flash floods and urged the people to follow the instructions given by the DMC.

According to the Irrigation Department, water levels of the Kukule Ganga and Kuda Ganga are rising following heavy rains experienced in the Kalu Ganga river basin areas.

Flood warnings were issued for multiple areas including Bulathsinhala, Palindanuwara, Millaniya, and Horana, said the Irrigation Department.

At the same time, Sri Lanka’s Met Department said over 200 mm of rainfall is to be experienced in multiple areas in the country on Thursday (13) night.

The prevailing showery condition in the South-Western parts of the country, particularly in the Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Central, and Central Provinces will experience over 200 mm of heavy rainfall.

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