Tue, 11 May 2021 Today's Paper

1,250 individuals displaced due to heavy rain

31 October 2019 11:48 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

 

 

By Anisha Manage and Sanath Gamage  


At least 1250 people of 360 families in the Hambantota district had been displaced by last morning due to the heavy rain and floods experienced in the district at present. Hambantota District Secretary Bandula Harischandra said more than 200 houses had been affected by floods. He said any casualties or deaths had not been reported as of present.   
Asst. Director of District Disaster Management Centre Nalin Bentararachchi said the people in ten ‘grama-seva’ divisions had been affected by floods. He said the displaced families were provided with temporary shelter at the welfare centres in three temples. The District Secretary said the police, and the security forces had been deployed to provide urgent relief to the people in the affected area.   


Police said Tangalle –Weeraketiya main road had gone under water due to the overflow of the Kirama oya bringing traffic to a standstill. Life Guard unit of the police and the army had been deployed to provide protection to the people. Colombo – Kataragama road and Beliatta-Walasmulla road were underwater causing obstructions to traffic. The stretch of Southern expressway from Beliatta to Mattala, had been open for usual traffic and pedestrians in view of the floods that submerged the main roads.   


Meanwhile Southern Province Governor Hemal Gunasekara said he ordered the closure of all schools yesterday in the Hambantota District and the Mulatiyana educational zone in Matara in view of the prevailing flood threat. He said several areas in the Mulatiyana educational zone were facing the danger of earth slides.   

 

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




New Year COVID wave: Did MOH and Government cause a delay in predicting B.1.1.7?

The daily number of cases testing positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka is neari

Lester James Peries the Emancipator of Sinhala Cinema

Renowned Sri Lankan Film Maker Lester James Peries passed away three years ag

Emergency berthing of M.V BBC Naples at Hambantota Port: SL Atomic Energy Act violated

Even though Sri Lankan waters appear to be calm, geopolitically speaking, the

Port City Economic Commission Bill; Separate state in the horizon?

Political parties including the Opposition have raised concerns over transpar

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.