Floods reach dangerous level

4 February 2011 07:14 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The flood situation in the country reached dangerous levels with the number of affected families increasing by over 100,000 within hours, bringing the total of affected families to 230,000, causing six deaths, official said.

The number affected stood at 100,000 late Thursday evening. Bad weather took its toll in 17 districts while it was reported that those affected were kept in 322 camps.

Spill gates were opened in all tanks in the Anurdhapura, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Ampara, Vavuniya and Trincomalee Districts as almost all the tanks reached spill levels.

Director General Department of Irrigation G. G. Godaliyadha said that the Anurahapura and Polonnaruwa Districts posed the most danger as gushing waters of Nachchiduwa, Padaviya and Rajangana  and several other tanks inundated all low lands in Anuradhapura while many areas in Polonnaruwa was also submerged. Medirigriya area was also submerged as the gates of Kavudulla tanks were opened. (YP)

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  • malkanthi Friday, 04 February 2011 08:18 AM

    It is impossible this situation specially in Anurahapura and Polonnaruwa Districts, these are the most sacred places of buddhist worshippers!!?

    Shirangika Friday, 04 February 2011 09:35 AM

    the natures wrath to ungrateful rulers!

    P Tom Friday, 04 February 2011 09:45 AM

    Then It is impossible that most sacred place of muslims is placed in a desert. and then it is also impossible that the birth place of the Jesus was under continuous war for past few hundred years from the times of crusades although he is called the prince of peace.

    troy Friday, 04 February 2011 04:10 PM

    Oops ...what is happening to our mother land. i think nature is calling for good.

    gona Friday, 04 February 2011 10:17 AM

    Australia and Brazil too?

    Darwin Friday, 04 February 2011 10:26 AM

    Could be!!!

    malkanthi Saturday, 05 February 2011 09:31 AM

    The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.

    Fareed Saturday, 05 February 2011 10:31 AM

    Floods,storms,Tsunami,earthquakes and the like are natural events that can be explained by science. primitive people didn't understand how these thinks happened, so they imagined supernatural beings throwing thunderbolts and thinks like that.Scientists now understand weather pattens and fault lines, so we know that these are natural events. but because many times these thinks happen without warning, superstitous people still attribute natural disasters to God.

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