Navy alerted as water level of Diyawanna Oya rises

24 May 2018 07:30 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Navy was being kept in readiness following a warning issued to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by Minister of Western Development and Megapolis Patali Champika Ranawaka that the Parliamentary complex might go under water if the water levels of the Diyawanna Oya rises further.

Sources close to Speaker Jayasuriya said that Minister Ranawaka had raised this on Sunday (20).

The minister had told the Speaker that the Parliamentary complex and houses in the vicinity might get submerged if the rain continues to pour causing the water levels of the Diyawanna Oya to rise. However, sources said the risk is less to some extent as Colombo and its suburbs have not received a heavy rainfall yesterday. “We have kept a team of naval officers on alert as a precautionary measure,” the sources said.

The Parliamentary complex had gone under water s a result of torrential rains in 1992 and in 2010 while there was also a close call in 2016.  (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 17

  • Ceylon Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:37 AM

    Good.cheaters in this building suffer at leat 1% of the sufferings of people.

    Scooby Doo Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:10 AM

    Yeah they should but they will celebrate it by staying at home.

    jamXboree Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:25 PM

    Yes, but we'll end up footing the bill. So hoping this doesn't happen.

    MSR Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:52 AM

    What good news!

    Darrel Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:54 AM

    If it goes under wanter hope all the ministers go with it.

    Unchikun Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:04 AM

    Let us wish that the “World famous Curruption Headquarters “ be completely washed off with no trace.

    Warren Raed Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:22 PM

    Very true!

    ANTON Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:06 AM


    joshua Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:07 AM

    Please open the gullies too and send the contents to the Parliament.

    Manel Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:23 AM

    How unpopular the occupants of this parliament is. Very sad.

    Hon Citizen Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:31 AM

    Let all the politicians to sink along with it

    yaka mahathaya Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:41 AM

    best news in adversity . another very significant aspect is - i don't see any 'dislikes' . that tells the story

    Warren Raed Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:25 PM

    True. The responses prove how disgusted people are with the politicians. I gave seen similar comments in the recent past too. Still those fellows don't get the message and still keep ruining this country.

    samayan Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:46 AM

    Nature is bringing natural calamity to oust the house of corrupted.

    Alex Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:16 PM

    Dear Navy Soldiers, Thank you for being ready to assist in case of floods. Please do your National Duty by drowning all the 225 Bastards inside the Parliament. The Country will be ever grateful to you.

    Chari Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:20 PM

    Wrath of God.

    Yeti Thursday, 24 May 2018 06:12 PM

    They can talk the hind legs of a donkey but can they swim?

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