As the water level of the Udawalawa Reservoir has risen rapidly since last night, one of the five spill gates has been opened by one foot

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Duty Engineer of the Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority overseeing the Embilipitiya area: Sujeewa Gunasekara says, as the water level of the Udawalawa Reservoir has risen rapidly since last night, one of the five spill gates were opened by one foot, thereby, releasing 2,300 cubic feet of water per second.

The Mahaweli Authority advises residents in the area to be vigilant, as the other spill gates will also have to be opened, if heavy rains are experienced in the coming days

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