Torrential rains in Sri Lanka have caused massive damage to property and
livelihood as a low pressure center moved further close to the island with the
active north-eastern monsoons.
Meteorological Department predicts a marginal cyclonic situation in the
Northern areas Monday night as the depression over southwest Bay of Bengal is
about 100 km east of Mullaitivu and moving northwest. The depression is
expected to enter the Sri Lankan coast near Mullativu in the early morning
hours of Tuesday.
line coastal areas from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanthurai may be
slightly inundated by sea waves and shallow and deep sea areas off the coast
extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee will
experience very rough conditions, strong winds and intermittent rain the Met
in the northern and eastern coastal belts have been cautioned and fishermen and
naval community have been advised to refrain from maritime activities in the
in the country train services on the southern coastal line were suspended for
hours this morning as a lamp post and electricity cable lines fell on the
railway track between Panadura and Wadduwa railway stations. Services have now
been restored, Sri Lanka Railways announced.
- Mannar road has come under about a meter of water near Eluwankulama due to
spilling of River Kala Oya. Disaster Management Center said that the situation
might worsen if the spill gates of Rajanganaya reservoir, which is already
brimming, will have to be opened.
a 27-year-old woman was killed by a sand rock that fell on her house during
torrential rains at Habaraduwa in Galle district, according to the police.
from Galle said that the floods in the Southern city were ebbing now.
Center for Disaster Management said that around 70 residents of 20 houses were
evacuated due to a landslide threat in Kadugannawa area in hill country.
Meteorological Department forecasts strong winds and heavy showers in Northern,
Eastern, North Central, North Western Provinces and sporadic showers in other
regions and advises public to be on alert.
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