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The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said sea water had seeped into the rivers in the Kalutara and Matara Districts due to the prevailing dry weather.

A DMC spokesman said this is caused by the reduction of water levels in the rivers.

The flow of river water into the sea comes to a standstill and the process is reversed with the reduced water levels in rivers.

The DMC has made arrangements to supply drinking water to people in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department predicted that dry weather will continue. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Arnold Friday, 25 March 2016 07:20 PM

    This happens due to sand mining in the rivers. Over time the river bed becomes deeper than the sea level, making sea water to enter the river. In Kelani till today sand mining goes on in the night when the authorities are asleep.

    Citizen Saturday, 26 March 2016 07:31 AM

    Arnold what you said was THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Sand mining is taking place even at the Kelani river just some meters away from the watersmeet (moyakata) almost daily. Who cares via DM Android App

    surasena Saturday, 26 March 2016 08:45 AM

    The time has come to introduce strict regulation to protect riverbeds close to the coastal areas and ban mining activities on flood-plains. Laws must pass sooner than later, unless the damage to the environment would be irreparable.

    AnnaMalu Saturday, 26 March 2016 09:31 AM

    Could be the effect of global warming. The sea levels are rising causing sea water to flow into rivers>

    Ravi Saturday, 26 March 2016 09:33 AM

    country is get more worse more to come.

    Ravi Saturday, 26 March 2016 11:17 AM

    Please God help us My Mother land MS


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