Heavy rains will be experienced in many areas today including Polgolla reservoir, parakrama samudraya and other small tanks. Sluice gates of several reservoirs have been opened due to heavy rains

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The met department says the enhancement of showery condition to some extent over South-western part of the Island is expected to continue tomorrow as well.Therefore heavy rains can be expected to day as well.

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said sluice gates of Parakrama Samudra, Deduru Oya, Rajanganaya Reservoir, Angamuwa Tank and Thabbowa Reservoir were opened yesterday after they reached spill level due to heavy rains experienced in the catchment areas.

DMC deputy director Pradeep Kodippili said ten spill gates of Parakrama Samudra, four gates of Deduru Oya, four gates of Rajanganaya Reservoir 2 sluice gates of polgolla reservoir , 2 sluyice gates of Kukule ganga and one spill gate of Angamuwa Tank had been opened.

He requested people living in downstream or in the low lying areas to be vigilant.The local residents are advised to be alert on the developments of the prevailing weather conditions during the next 48 hours.

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