Saturday, May 27, 2017

Prime Minister Has Instructed Ministers And MP's To Go For Their Electorates And Provide Relief To Displaced People

Image result for prime minister wikramasinghePrime Minister Ranil Wikramsinghe has instructed the Ministers and MP's to go for their electorates to provide relief to those  affected  due to adverse weather, without staying in Colombo.

Prime Minister has instructed on this during a meeting held at Temple Trees on Saturday (27) morning to discuss on  the relief supplies to the people in flood/landslide affected areas.


Authorities Requested The Residents Lives Near Nilwala River Banks To Vacate Their Premises

Authorities have requested those living close to the
Nilwala river banks few hours ago to vacate their premises with immediate effect and move to safe areas as there is a possibility of overflowing the Nilwala River by breaking it's banks and the bunt constructed to prevent floods.

The request has been made from the residents of Hiththatiya,Thudawa,Malimbada,Godagama,Maduruduwa,Parahathgoda,Kadduwa and Siripanagoda areas.

Due to the rapid  overflowing of Nilwala River several areas and roads in Matara already submerged and some areas water level arisen to eight feets it has been reported.

Now the water overflowing from Nilwala River nearing the Matara town residents have said.


An Indian Ship Carrying Essential Commodities For Displaced Persons Arrived In Colombo Harbor

Image result for ins krich arrived colomboAn Indian ship "INS Krich "carrying essential commodities,medical aid ,material,personal , equipment and rescue divers for the benefit of   Sri Lankan persons affected by the adverse weather has  arrived in Colombo Harbor this morning(27). 

Indian government has sent this Ship as per a request made by Sri Lankan Government .

Another ship carrying essential commodities and medical aid is due to arrive Colombo tomorrow(28).

Meanwhile Indian Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi has expressed his sympathies to the families of Sri Lankan flood and landslide victims through a Twitter message.

Landslide Warnings Issued To Eight Districts

If the rain continues further there's a risk of landslides in eight  districts according to the National Building Research Organization .

Accordingly the landslide warnings had been issued to Ratnapura Galle, Matara ,Kegalle ,Hambanthota,Kandy ,Nuwara Elliya and Kalutara Districts.

People in these Districts are advised to be in vigilant regarding landslide signs such as falling of trees,posts and cracking of building and houses. 

Transport Between Galanigama And Dodangama Of Southern Expressway Disrupted Due To The Floods

Image result for galle and matara floods in southern expresswayTransport between Galanigama and Dodandgama of the  Southern Expressway has been  disrupted due to the floods it has been reported.

A section of the Southern Expressway between Galanigama and Dodangama is being submerged and the water level there is increasing according to the reports.

Authorities have advised the drivers of light vehicles  arriving from Matarra to use welipanna inter exchange to exit due to this situation.

Due to the floods the Road Development Authority has imposed restrictions for motorists when departing through several exit points of the Southern Expressway.

Earlier authorities  had requested the motorists to control the speed of their vehicles due to the submerged areas of the Southern Expressway.

A Risk Of The Breaking Of Bunts Build To Prevent Flooding In Galle And Matara-Irrigation Department

The Irrigation Department has today(27) stated that there's a risk of breaking the bunts which  build to prevent flooding in Galle and Matara .

Due to this situation residents in and around the area have been evacuated the Department has stressed.

Although there's a decrease in rainfall the flood threat in and around Kelani,and Nilwala rivers still remains the authorities have said.

Death Toll Due To The Adverse Weather Increased To 113-Another 113 Missing -Disaster Management Center

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The death toll due to the adverse weather condition in 14 districts now arisen to 113 and another 113 went missing according to the Disaster Management Center(DMC).

More than 400,000 persons have been  displaced due to the landslides and floods the Center has stated.

The flood threat in Colombo has been decreased as the water level in Kelani River not increased as expected due to the low rain fall received yesterday(26) and today(27) .

However the flood and landslide threats in Galle,Matara ,Ratnapura and most of the upcountry areas had increased according to the authorities.

The Ging.Kalu and Nilwala Rivers are overflowing in several areas and as a result flood threat may have increased in areas Thawalama,Hiniduma and Baddegama it has been announced.

Even through the disruptions the rescue and relief operations continues in the affected areas the Government has stated.

Meanwhile although hotlines have been introduced to the public to inform on any emergency situation occurred due to the adverse weather some people stranded in affected  areas not received substantial support even they have informed the situation  to the hotlines it has been revealed.

Adverse Weather Condition Which Killed 100 Innocent People


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Anti Corruption Unit Of Mount Lavinia Police Arrested A Manager And A Female Sex Worker Of A Brothel House In Mount Lavinia

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The Anti Corruption Unit of the Mount Lavinia Police have raided a Brothel House maintained in spite of a Ayurveda Massage Center (SPA) in vatarappala,Mount Lavinia yesterday (26) and arrested the Manager of the house and a female sex worker. 

The arrested persons had been revealed as residents of Divuladeniya and Awissawella areas.

They are due to produce before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court today(27).

Cabinet Has Decided To vest Powers Of Appointing All.Foreign Mission Members To President

Cabinet has today (24)approved a Cabinet paper submitted by President Gotabaya Rajapakshe to  vest the powers of appointing  all  the Fo...