Flooding in several areas

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By Gandhya Senanayake

Several areas including Attanagalla, Rajagiriya, Maharagama and some roads in Fort were flooded late last night and today due to the heavy rain fall experienced in many parts of the island last night. The highest rainfall was recorded from Angoda with a rainfall of 148.1mm, the Metrological Department told Daly Mirror online.

The intensity of the rain fall will be reduced today and some thunder showers can be expected in different parts of the country the Metrological Department told Daly Mirror online.  Further the maximum duration for the downpour is expected to be half an hour, The North and North Central areas will be mostly affected the Metrological Department said.




Floods in Rajagiriya. Pic by Waruna Wanniarachi

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  • Sunday, 02 May 2010 04:50 PM

    Judgement is on the way. Wait and see.,

    Saturday, 01 May 2010 06:28 AM

    Colombo becomes Venice when it rains.

    Saturday, 01 May 2010 08:59 AM

    It is imperative that the drainage system for the outflow of water that falls on Colombo streets is improved from the now open waterways that are constantly blocked with debris, to a closed system. This unfortunately is also a source for mosquitoes to breed with its dire consequences.

    Saturday, 01 May 2010 09:58 AM

    Wait till the encroachments are demolished! Canals are cleared and the waterways are silted!!

    Saturday, 01 May 2010 10:28 AM

    This trend will get worse with time and is a result of Climate Change that the whole world is talking about. SL also has contributed to this by opening up forests legally and illegally but the worst culprits are Europe, US, UK and other so called developed nations. Even now they have not taken significant steps to cut down their C emissions. What happended at the Copenhagen Summit is a good example. It is time that SL through SAARC, NAM, etc exert presssure on these nations and UN to take corrective measures to reverse environmental degredation instead of harping on trivial human rights issues. The new Environment Minister and the Government should take this seriously and also stop illegal forest felling at home.

    Saturday, 01 May 2010 04:28 PM

    when there is rain abusing drough also abusing people must learn how to face the nature


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