Rain had exceeded

Published : 10:50 am  September 28, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (798) reads | 

75 mm during past 


24 hours



 Seen here are uprooted trees in Perahera Mawatha and Ward Place being removed by the Fire Brigade and Municipality workers respectively. Heavy traffic was experienced in some areas yesterday when trees were uprooted due to the adverse weather. 

Pics by Kushan Pathirajah   




While residents along the Kalu Ganaga have been advised to be vigilant of disaster situations, residents in other parts of the Western Province are not under threat of any disasters, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.   

CITY-DM-4-7Speaking to the Daily Mirror, DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodipilli said the adverse weather had not majorly affected Colombo or most parts of Western province, except for several trees which were uprooted and have now been cleared by the local authorities.   
“However, it would be advisable for residents along the Kalu Ganga in the Kalutara District to be vigilant. The water level of the Kelani Ganga has remained unchanged so far,” he said.   

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department yesterday said that fairly heavy showers and thunder showers were reported from several areas in Colombo and Kalutara districts.   

While the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) issuing a statement requested the public to be vigilant as the rain had exceeded 75mm during the past 24 hours and if it were to continue there were possibilities of landslides, slope failures, rock falls,  and ground subsidence.  

The Organization specifically requested residents in Bulathsinhala and Palindanuwara divisional secretariats and surrounding areas to be vigilant, if the rains were to continue.