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All major reservoirs have reached their capacity level of 85% as a result of torrential rains lashing several parts of the country, the Irrigation and Water resources Ministry said.

The Ministry warned residents living around the reservoirs to be alert in the event the spill gates had to be opened.

The Ministry said if the prevailing weather continued it would be compelled to open the spill gates of reservoirs including those of Victoria, Kotmale, Rantambe,Castlereagh and Mausakelle.

  Comments - 10

  • wild Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:51 AM

    GODS are happy :)

    philip Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:40 AM

    How about revoking the fuel surcharge tax now.

    godaya Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:50 AM

    Now it is the responsibility of the authority to preserve the stocks of water for a considerable period to generate power, curtailing the use of thermal power. But, my problem is how and why these reservoirs getting emptied within short span of time? This time the people and media must carefully monitor the process of generating hydro power, to unearth any secret rackets run in favor of thermal power generators.

    EagleEye Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:46 AM

    Please publish pictures of reservoirs filled with water since most newspapers usually publish picture of reservoirs dried to the bottom taken during the drought only!

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:12 AM

    So we will be able to get Electricity at a lesser cost?
    CEB will not buy fuel from CPC. Therefore Petrol prices too can be reduced. Can we think govt will do this?Never. Instead of that we can have more CNRs'.

    Kadu Master Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:28 AM

    Yako current bila adu karapalla, nattam hena gahai

    Gihan Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:39 AM

    Heading to 21-12-12 ???????

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:03 AM


    Who cares Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:55 AM

    By next week all the reservoirs will be dry again, drained looking for treasures.

    SudhuGemba Wednesday, 19 December 2012 01:35 PM

    Wow some good news for a change:)

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