Showing posts from May 28, 2017

A MI-17 Helicopter Crashed In Baddegama

A MI-17  Helicopter belongs to Sri Lanka Air Force engaged in relief work in flooded areas in Galle,had  crashed in Baddegama area this morning (29).

However as the pilot of the Helicopter managed to landed the Helicopter into a deserted area no casualties have been reported .All crew members in the Helicopter escaped unharm Air Force has stated.

President Maithripsla Sirisena had contacted the pilot of the Helicopter and appreciated them for distributing goods among flood victims in affected areas.


Five Flood Affected Districts. Do Not Have Electricity And Water -In Matara A Fuel Shortage There

Due to the adverse weather power supply to more  than 300,000 residents in the districts of Galle, Matara, Ratnapura,Kegalle and Kalutara had been cut off it has been revealed.

Authorities have taken steps to provide electricity to 6000 to 7000 residents in Matara through Madu River it had been reported.

In Matara District one of the worst flood affected  District 60,000 residents out of 70,000 residents there do not have water and there is a severe  fuel shortage also Authorities have stated .

Even those who are  not affected due to floods have no food to eat as all the shops and trade stalls are currently closed  as a result of the floods

Around 155 Houses Of Nurses Have Been Submerged Due To Floods

Houses of 155 nurses have been submerged due to
thefloods prevailing in most parts of the country according to the president of Government Nursing Officers Association Saman Ratnapriya.

Most of these houses located in Ratnapura district he has stated.

Although facing difficulties due to the current adverse weather ,around 300 nurses are willing to visit centers where the  displaced persons are ,in affected areas to provide their services he has further stated.

Meanwhile Ayagama Hospital in Ratnapura District had closed due to the floods it has been reported.

Sri Lankans Rushed To Help The Victims Of Floods/Landslides




Water Level In Baddegama Is Increasing -Kalu River To Overflow Through A Bund In Panapitiya

As Baddegama in Galle District is in threat of heavy floods the water level in Baddegama has been reported as increasing at present.

This situation has occurred due to the receding of flood waters in upper parts of the Ging River ,Neluva,Thavalama and Hiniduma areas according to the authorities.

Due to this situation authorities have decided to break and remove the old bridge in Baddegama area.To prevent the breaking of a bund in Ging River from Baddegama area , tri forces and irrigation department officials has begun depositing sand bags in the places where water is leaking it has been revealed. 

Naval officers are reported as removing the waste collected at the Baddegama-Wakwella Bridge at present.

In addition  ,Kalu River  too begun to overflow through a bund in Panapitiya ,Kalutara District it has been reported.

Due to this the residents of Panadura Town and residents lives in Wadduwa,Moranthuduwa and around Bolgoda lake are being advised to be in vigilant on the situation and the resi…

A Fire Is Raging In Rock Hill Reserve In Badulle

A sudden fire has  occurred in "Rock Hill" reserve in Badulle this evening(28) due to the dry weather prevails there it has been reported.

The fire is still raging and several acres of land belongs to the reserve had been already destroyed due to it according to the reports.

A Threat Of Crocodile Attacks Arisen In Matara Due To The Overflowing Of Nilwala River

As the Nilwlala River is continuously overflowing a threat has arisen of dangerous crocodiles invading the land areas according to the Government sources. 

Government Information Department has announced today that people lives near Nilwala River should be vigilant on crocodile attacks .

People lives near the river banks of Nilwala have   yesterday(27) advised to vacate their homes and move to safety places as a threat arisen of breaking the bund build to prevent flooding.

Death Toll Due To The Adverse Weather Arisen To 151-111 Still Missing

The death toll due to the adverse weather condition in 15 Districts of the country  had arisen to 151 by this evening(28) while 111 remained missing according to the Disaster Management Center(DMC).

More than 442,000 persons have been displaced and affected due to landslides and floods the Center has stated.

After two days of heavy showers followed by landslides and floods in 15 districts relief and rescue teams had today managed to reach thousands of stranded people in the areas where electricity and telecommunication lines are cut and water supply cutoff .

Many Places in 15 districts throughout the country affected due to floods and landslides  including Galle,Ratnapura and Matara towns  are still under water and in some places water recedes with the improved weather condition  it has been reported.

While the whole society is mourning over what has happened to our people due to adverse weather ,how can few selfish people telecasting movies and Entertaining  programmes under these circumstances- It's another tragady "

Even a  famous local sportsman who had criticized the  terrorist attack occurred in the west last week as soon as it happened kept silence over what has happened here. That attack was also a tragady and the situation here also.



United Nations ,Unites States And Pakistan To Provide Relief Aid To Adverse Weather Affected Families In Sri Lanka

The United Nations, United States and Pakistan have decided to provide financial and food aid to Sri Lanka to help families who have been  displaced and affected due to floods and landslides at present.

Accordingly United Nations will provide aid through their affiliated organizations in Sri Lanka and United States is due to provide Rs.15 million worth financial aid and to send relief teams to Sri Lanka . 

Pakistan Embassy in Sri Lanka too stated that the Pakistani Government will provide aid for Sri Lankan families displaced and affected due to the floods and landslides.



Tri Forces And Irrigation Department Officials In Attempt To Prevent Breaking Bund Of Ging River From Baddegama

According to the latest reports  Tri forces personal and Irrigation Department officials are currently being engaged in blocking the water leak of the river bund in Ging River by using sand bags   in order to save Baddegama City from possible floods.

If heavy showers  do not occur within today (28)it is possible to prevent the breaking of the Bund in Ging River from Baddegama Area Irrigation Department has stated.

A Section Of The Southern Expressway Closed Due To Heavy Showers And Floods

Two entry points of the Southern Expressway have closed  due to the heavy showers and floods.

Accordingly the two lanes of the Southern Expressway between Dodangoda and Galanigama and the section between Pinnaduwa to Matara have been closed due to the situation.

At present roads attached to the Kokmaduwa,Imaduwa and Godagama entry points of the Southern Expressway submerged due to heavy showers.

All the vehicles arrived Colombo should exit from Welipanna according to the authorities.

Baddegama Residents Are Advised To Vacate Their Premises Due To Flood Threat

Galle District secretary has requested from the residents of Baddaegama city in Galle District to vacate their premises and move to safe places  due to the flood threat in the city.

The bund of Ging river is going to break from Baddegama area as the water  in Ging river is currently overflowing   according to the authorities.

Around 146 Persons Have Died And Over 400,000 Displaced And Affected Due To The Adverse Weather-Updated

Around 146 persons have died and more than 400,000 persons have been displaced and affected due to the adverse weather affected 14 districts of the country up to now according to the Disaster Management Center.

Although the Center has stated that around 112 went missing  due to the situation according to the reports received from provinces the number may have be higher than this .
Army,Navy and Air force teams are continuing their rescue missions to save those who are stranded in many flood and landslide affected areas.
Meanwhile floods in most of the cities in Southern Province reported as still remains and the city Of Neluwa and surrounding villages are still submerged with  several feats of water it has been reported.
Ratnapura City including Kiriella and paddy fields and several houses near Sinharaja Forest and many areas in Hambanthota including Kapuhenwala in Tangalle are still under water.Several areas in Galle including Udugama and Millaniya  are being submerged and transport acti…