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By Gandhya Senanayake & Supun Dias

At least 15,914 persons have been displaced and 61 houses have suffered extensive damages and another 232 houses were severely affected due to the prevailing heavy showers and flood conditions, Disaster Management Center told Daily Mirror online

3404 families have been displaced due to the heavy rain in Kandy, Matara, Gampaha, Nuwara Eliya, Moneragala, Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts. Two camps for the displaced are currently operational in Puttalam and Gampaha Districts.

Meanwhile the High Level Road area which connects to the Baseline Junction, Robert Goonewardena Mawatha in Kirulapone, Ibbanwala junction, Thunmulla junction and certain parts of Rajagiriya were flooded due to showers today. 

The Jethawana Viharaya area close to Armour Street, Horton-Wijerama road close to the D.S Senanayake College, Cotta road in Borella has also been flooded today as a result of prevailing heavy rains, the police Emergency Unit said. (Daily Mirror online)






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  • Fair N Square Wednesday, 24 November 2010 05:14 PM

    Make hay while the sun shines goes an old saying. make hay while it rains n floods, Use ur boats that are idling after the cessation of the war and make a quick buck for the navy, so less strain on the govt re expenditure.

    Sue Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:52 PM

    We are so proud of our independence. We hate the Western countries and blame them for everything that happens in Sri Lanka. But, we have still not been able to stop saying "Yes Sir, No Sir" 3 bags full Sir, and as for "Honorable", the less said the better.

    gamanu Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:15 AM

    pala boruwo yanda

    new Thursday, 25 November 2010 08:09 AM

    just

    PWC Thursday, 25 November 2010 05:42 AM

    saman, where have you been, Hambantota port is already filled and start operations as well. It's not a inland port like Polonnaruwa port !!!!

    malkanthi Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:42 AM

    Even if they have predicted, what precautions can we take prevent flooding??

    Fayad Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:23 AM

    CMC do clean the drainage bot keep the dirt next to the drain next time it rains it goes back to the drain again resulting flood.

    Chandra Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:46 AM

    This has to be handled by the professionals with enviromentalist. Canal and river resrvation including marshy lands to be protected. Must not throw shopping bags like things just to the surroundings. Immediate action would be necessary. Otherwise when rain stops every hardship we faced will forget.

    ASSS Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:30 AM

    Very true

    Deris Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:10 AM

    Heavens are also crying over the latest bag of burden!

    King Kong Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:42 AM

    In Sri Lanka we can only predict war victories.

    DMan Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:17 PM

    honourable? u sure? i highly doubt it...

    sampath Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:30 PM

    This is the 1st challenge for our new cabinet. over to you honurable sirs !

    SL Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:29 PM

    Ideal oppertunity to create another position in the Cabinet. Lets call it "Ministry of Rain Control"

    josh Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:19 PM

    Colombo Under Water 2010 - Episode 2

    FRANNY Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:00 PM

    LOOKS LIKE HEAVENS ALSO ARE CRYING BY SEEN WHAT''S HAPPENING TO SRI LANKA

    Oyage sudu kella Wednesday, 24 November 2010 02:29 PM

    Looks like we all have to have boats to go about in Sri Lanka.

    saman Wednesday, 24 November 2010 02:23 PM

    This should have happen in Hambanthota , at least it would have help filling water in port .

    david Wednesday, 24 November 2010 02:11 PM

    Why do you guys "Sir" everybody. Do not be so passive. Stand by yourselves

    Prasanna Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:55 PM

    Many country suffering without rain, like Cyprus, I am currently living there. They can only dream about rain like this. We have to find a way to use this rain water.

    Cobra Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:39 PM

    Will this also be a part of the development of Colombo or its destruction?

    steve Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:34 PM

    Even the mother nature is upset with the way things going in the Island!

    meranchi Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:31 PM

    metrology department did not publish prior to rain fell down what happens to sophisticated equipment malfunction or responsible people pulling innocent civilian leg


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