Flood waters recede

The water levels of the Kalu, Ging and Nilwala Rivers are receding as of this morning, due to less rains experienced overnight.

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) said as a result flood waters in the Ratnapura, Baddegama and Neluwa areas are receding.

However, the landslide warning issued by the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) will remain in effect in 9 districts.

The DMC said the warning will be in effect in the Ratnapura, Kegalle, Matale, Kandy, Nuwara-eliya, Colombo, Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology said the super cyclonic storm ”AMPHAN” lays centered as an extremely severe cyclonic storm over the west-central Bay of Bengal about 1250 km North-east of Trincomalee. 

Due to the influence of the system, showers or thunder showers will occur in the Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces. 

Heavy showers about 100 mm will occur in the western slope of the central hills, particularly in Nuwara-Eliya, Kaluthara, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Matara districts.

The Department of Meteorology further said showers or thunder showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota.

The Naval and fishing community have been requested to remain vigilant and refrain from venturing into sea. (Colombo Gazette)


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