Navy advise fishermen in the south, south-western and western sea areas to return to the nearest harbour due to the prevailing adverse weather.
The Disaster Management Center says many law land areas in Ratnapura have gone under water due to heavy rain. However, the intensity of possible floods have eased at present.
Police headquarters reported that one girl was killed and another went mission when they were caught in the floods in Agarpathana area yesterday. The girls, who belong to one family, reportedly crossed an inundated sub-way, when they met with this tragedy. Residents found one girl and she was pronounced dead on admission to Manrazi hospital.
Our reporter says that around five dwellings in a line-housing at Mayfield estate of Kotagala have been affected due to heavy rain. More than 30 families in Watawala have sought refuge at a near-by state school. Continuing heavy rain has caused havoc in many places in upcountry area, affecting normalcy in day-to-day life, he reported.
Hydro catchment areas of many places have also received heavy rains, while three sluice gates of Upper-Kotmale reservoir and two-sluice gates of Lakshapana have been opened.
The water level of the Kalu Ganga is reaching the spill level at Ratnapura, therefor Disaster Management Centre urges that people living downstream along the Kalu Ganga in the Ratnapura area are advised to be vigilant over rising water levels. Many low lying areas including Palabaddala, Wevelwaththa areas of Ratnapura district are inundated.
Earth-slips reported at Dehena-ella area along Wewelwaththa Balangoda road and vehicle transport have been completely halted.
Navy media spokesman Lieutenant Commander Isuru Suriyabandara said the Navy rescued nine sailors on board a barge which met with an accident near the Galle Harbour.
A cargo vessel named ‘Sri Lankan Glory’ had washed ashore and met with an accident in Rumassala, Galle yesterday evening after its anchor broke due to strong winds.
Navy has advised that fishermen in the south, south-western and western seas of the country to return to the nearest harbour due to the prevailing adverse weather.
The Navy further advised the fishermen to refrain from proceeding into the sea.