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Sluice gates opened: Public warned

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As heavy rains continued to lash the catchments areas yesterday, sluice gates of several reservoirs in the country were opened, officials said.

They said sluice gates of the Castlereagh, Laxapana, Wimalasurendra and Victoria reservoirs were opened due to the heavy rains. So far four gates of the Victoria and two sluice gates of the Laxapana have been opened.

The officials requested the public to remain alert due to the opening of these reservoirs.
Meanwhile, the Met Department warned that showers and thundershowers would be expected in the country during the day.

Colombo recorded the country’s highest rainfall figure of 116 mm during the past 24-hours.

In the meantime, the Railway Control room said Up-country trains would travel only from Colombo to Rambukkana due to large boulders falling on to the rail tracks between  Ehala Kotte and Rambukkana.

  Comments - 12

  • sana Sunday, 05 December 2010 05:22 PM

    today only learnt that rain occurs
    by deforestation

    hasbulla Sunday, 05 December 2010 05:50 PM

    these are minor signs closer to world end. And already for-casted by last prophet

    sen2 Sunday, 05 December 2010 06:17 AM

    these are the results of vigaruos deforestation, mainly at recent recuptured areas of wanni.

    Shivanka David Sunday, 05 December 2010 06:50 AM

    hope this weather will come to normal before christmas!!

    haramanis Sunday, 05 December 2010 06:52 AM

    are u from a different planet?

    looney Monday, 06 December 2010 03:29 AM

    btw may be Europe is also under snow cos of wanni deforestation. talk with some sense. This is a global epidemic. refrain from commenting on things you dont know.

    Abdul Razeen Sunday, 05 December 2010 07:29 AM

    Rain increases because of deforestation? Where did you learn that?

    Kithul Ramba Sunday, 05 December 2010 09:23 AM

    Are these waters going ti reach the Parliament?

    Shivanka David Sunday, 05 December 2010 10:46 AM

    omg !!! the rain has become worse this time than in the past. in future there will be more disasters occurring like this due to the pollution of the environment

    Musthafa Bawa Sunday, 05 December 2010 12:22 PM


    Tushara Sunday, 05 December 2010 12:55 PM

    raining is a blessing for me.

    pbjkolla Sunday, 05 December 2010 03:28 PM

    Aiyo !
    First is was deforestation in the wanni and now its pollution.

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