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Several roads in Colombo including Town Hall, Horton Place, Thunmulla, Amarasekara Mw, Devi Balika has been flooded due to the heavy rain experienced in several parts of count this morning, police said.

Motorists have been asked to use alternative roads.

  Comments - 38

  • George Friday, 25 May 2012 08:29 AM

    Did the news tell anything about Hambanthota?

    Bigfoot Friday, 25 May 2012 03:02 AM

    That is part of making Colombo beautiful. We have instant ponds, lakes and with some luck waterfalls. The miracle island of Asia,

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 25 May 2012 03:27 AM

    Now all that remains to make Colombo more beautiful is to introduce some exotic fish and grow some water-born flowers and maybe some Gondolas.

    lankaman Friday, 25 May 2012 03:30 AM

    i came to work in my submarine

    lankaman Friday, 25 May 2012 08:44 AM

    its a "ladaran" ford

    some one Friday, 25 May 2012 03:35 AM

    It's now 10 times better !

    citizen1 Friday, 25 May 2012 03:36 AM

    Would be nice if they spend some money countrywide for some decent drainage systems instead of all the other they spend money on. (too many examples)

    Manik Friday, 25 May 2012 04:10 AM

    Are these activities commission generating?

    Punchi Putha Friday, 25 May 2012 04:11 AM

    After the satellites, time to launch our submarines through the streets of Colombo

    Citizen Friday, 25 May 2012 04:16 AM

    Army can be used to pump out the water

    achtung Friday, 25 May 2012 04:18 AM

    in my case the submarine was a nissan what was yours?

    Dinesh Friday, 25 May 2012 04:32 AM

    Now It was close to 2 feet water .What you are tring to tell is ealier it was 20 feet ???

    Dinesh Friday, 25 May 2012 04:34 AM

    If drainage system are properly planned and maintained we cant have flood in Colombo.

    Kirthi Friday, 25 May 2012 04:58 AM

    have some patience until they are soved, it's not like instant noodles.

    Game Kolla Friday, 25 May 2012 04:56 AM

    They spend money unwanted things but in a needy things like Drainage system.

    Bigfoot Friday, 25 May 2012 05:03 AM

    It was a lot better in the 70's. Now the drains which were built by the British are blocked. We have only cosmetic city building.

    achtung Tuesday, 29 May 2012 05:39 AM

    I think he works for MET.

    Nodrog Friday, 25 May 2012 05:18 AM

    Other countries also sometimes have flooded roads but they do something about it unlike here where we have the same problem each time it rains..

    TM Lal Friday, 25 May 2012 09:11 PM

    What do you mean by 10 times better? It seems you do not know the difference between 1 and 10 !

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 25 May 2012 05:26 AM

    We were made to understand that Galle Road from Col-Matara was totally congested thus the Southern Highway investing millions gone to China. Did we ever think that Col-Kandy was worse

    Coconut Donkey Friday, 25 May 2012 05:26 AM

    Which government department do you work for...

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 25 May 2012 05:37 AM

    I think this is a sneer..

    Dinesh Friday, 25 May 2012 05:35 AM

    You dont have b... How can you compare instant noodles and basi drainage system ??

    Susantha Athukorale Saturday, 26 May 2012 12:42 AM

    Calistus - U live in a well in Sri Lanka, when u have heavy rain no drainage system can take the amount of water.Watch
    foreign news and see what other countries going through when they have heavy rain, specially recent floods in Australia. Nothing positive in your comments. Sam

    Janaka Friday, 25 May 2012 06:42 AM

    My bus took 45 minutes to travel from Battaramulla junction to Sethsiripaya today. About 400m. This was only a one night rain.

    Appu Friday, 25 May 2012 06:46 AM

    Sorry sir, how old is the city of Colombo.

    Tronics Friday, 25 May 2012 06:53 AM

    Lesson unlearned, 90%.

    Gayanga Friday, 25 May 2012 06:59 AM

    It has been identified from the ancient times that Colombo was a not place for a capital city. This is the reason why this place was not used as kingdoms. but eventually we have discovered this recently and it was even announced in news.

    Latha Friday, 25 May 2012 07:02 AM

    Can we have some drains please...

    Dee Friday, 25 May 2012 11:29 AM

    of course it is , when there is no rain!

    Dee Friday, 25 May 2012 11:30 AM

    Navy will be more experienced.

    ampare son Friday, 25 May 2012 12:01 PM

    i would like to see capitol hambanthota. no flood problem or nasty trafic.

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