Gale hits many areas

2012-11-01 07:22:37

A gale that hit several areas including Haputale, Diyathalawa and Bandarawela caused extensive damage to 40 line houses in Rohaminton Estate in Haputale and 16 line houses in Nayabedda estate in Bandarawela. More than 200 displaced persons are staying with their relatives.  The police requested the drivers to be cautious about possible obstructions to roads caused by fallen trees or mounds of earth. Badulla District Disaster Management Centre has taken step to close the road Dunhinda falls which is endangered with rock falling.  Pix by Palitha Ariyawansa

Pix by Kithsiri de Mel - Colombo

Pix by Romesh Madushanka - Vavuniya

A tropical storm slammed into Welimada area, bringing heavy rain and a storm surge flooding low-lying areas and displacing more than 50 people and damaging 42 houses. Pix by Rathnam Kogulan-Walimada

A Colombo bound Badulla passenger bus skidded off the road in Haputale area due to heavy mist. Forty five passengers were on the bus when the incident occurred. The driver managed to prevent any accident.  Pix by Rathnam Kogulan-Walimada

Near the Cardiology hospital Base line road Polhengoda. - Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

  Comments - 11

  • Mr.Plod Thursday, 1 November 2012 07:43

    Many rejoice when the US was hit by the storm. Now Sri Lanka is getting its share.

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    Shafraz Thursday, 1 November 2012 08:08

    of course we Rejoice when US was hit, for Sri Lanka this not a curse its natural we always get Rain in this way. But US its a disaster and wasn't bad enough they have committed so much of sins.
    if they can cause destruction to other nations nature will take its call for USA

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    mamath Thursday, 1 November 2012 07:59

    May the clouds give rain in proper time And crops yield harvest
    May the whole world be happy and hale And rulers be righteous!

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    Mrs. Plod Thursday, 1 November 2012 12:40

    My hubby is such a cynic.

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    malkanthi Thursday, 1 November 2012 08:06

    The cop is doing a good job!! Excellent! Not a common sight during heavy rain.

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    Fair N Square Thursday, 1 November 2012 12:51

    I call u an Optimist.. You see the brighter side of what may be a disaster to many.. Positive thinking is key... Hats off to the Traffic cop.. A guy who sweats for his well earned salary... unlike the other govt officials who play carrom or even read newspapers while on the clock....

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    Fair N Square Thursday, 1 November 2012 12:55

    (Chris) GAYLE and GALE both means disaster... both tormentors and heart breakers.... ONE a human the other nature's fury,,,

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    Priyantha De Silva Thursday, 1 November 2012 08:44

    Very sad to hear, so very sad to see. Some people will think this is the end of the world. But accordingly to the history, always happened like these incidents time to time with the rainy seasons.

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    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 1 November 2012 09:43

    Even in this rain people drive like idiots on the roads.

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    Sri Lankan Thursday, 1 November 2012 10:05

    There are some stupids who laughed at USA but take a look at the sad state our displaced people are in and how the displaced in USA are trated by the government. I recall Weerawansa saying in a public rally that Americans are beggars. This wise man does not realsie that it we who borrow from the IMF not USA.

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    Nihal Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:50

    very sad to see a section of our people are living in such conditions. " Remember - Those who are fortunate should give a little to the less fortunate"

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