The Disaster Management Centre states, the water level of the Nilwala Ganga reached spill level this morning, resulting in the inundation of the surrounding low lying areas.
Heavy rains experienced in the areas have resulted in the Akuressa Kaburupitiya Road, the Akuressa Kadduwa Road, and the Siyambalagoda Pitabeddara Road getting inundated.
A mound of sand had fallen in the Denagama-Batadola area along the Matara-Hakmana-Mulatiyana Road.
The Hakkmana Pradeshya Sabha has deployed backhoes to remove the debris. Meanwhile, eleven sand mounds have reportedly collapsed on to the Hakmana Wallasmulla Road, along the stretch from Kirinda to Hakmana
Governor of the Southern Province, Hemal Gunasekara has ordered the closure of all government schools in the Hambantota District and in the Mulatiyana Zone in Matara tomorrow, due to the prevailing adverse weather condition affecting these areas.
Four spill gates of the Rajanganaya reservoir have been opened, whilst two spill gates of the Angamuwa reservoir have also been opened. As a landslide risk persists in the Uva Paranagama – Galgeyawatte area, four families have been evacuated.
The dam of the nearby tank has reportedly been washed away.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili says, rock falls occurring due to the heavy rains have obstructed the Ella-Wellawaya Road, and the Namunukula Passara Road, in the Badulla District.
The Old Mannar Road and the A-5 Road in the Puttlam District are reportedly inundated.