More rains

More rains forecast

COLOMBO: More rains were forecast by the Meteorology Department in the coastal areas of Kalutara, Galle and Matara while the prevailing weather pattern is to continue in most parts of the country marked by thunder showers in the afternoons and evenings.

Meanwhile, Ampara district Secretary Sunil Kannangara said that rains eased in the Ampara Venlor shipping district, one of worst hit by the recent floods.

He said they are waiting for reports from the relevant flood affected Divisional Secretaries to carry out relief work.

Ampara Kalmunai, Karaithivu, Ninthavur, Thirukkovil, Karawapattru, Saintahamaruthu and Alayyadivembu in the Ampara District and Manmunai North, Manmunai south, Eruwil Pattru, Porathivu Pattru, Manmunai Pattru, Oddamavadi, Eravur Town, Eravur Pattru and Manmunai South were among the areas that were affected by the floods.

There is an urgent need in Thirukkovil, Alayadivembu, Akkaraipattu Addalaichchanai and Karavapattu for pure drinking water, the District Secratary said.

Meanwhile an officer attached to the Batticaloa District Secretariat Disaster Management Unit yesterday said 329 flood displaced families numbering 1161 persons have been housed in four welfare camps in Manmunai North.

Those in welfare centres are being provided cooked meals and dried rations, he added.

It is reported that the Mousakele , Castlereigh , Laxapana, and Canyon reservoirs were overflowing while pilgrims to Adams Peak too have been affected by the heavy rains.

A shortage exists of rice, vegetables, fish and meat in certain flood affected areas in the Batticaloa district.

The Periyamugatthuwaram bridge is damaged and a part of the road too has been washed away due to invasion of sea waters in the Price for cialis 5mg australia Pottuvil area.

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