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Department of Examinations Prepared to Tackle Emergency Disasters

The Department of Examinations has announced that comprehensive arrangements have been put in place to effectively handle emergency disasters during ongoing examinations. Commissioner General of Examinations, Amit Jayasundara, reported yesterday that floods were observed in various areas. However, he assured that the Disaster Management Center, in coordination with other teams, successfully transported candidates to their examination centers using boats.

Despite the challenges posed by the inclement weather, Commissioner General Jayasundara expressed his expectation that the situation would improve by Monday, allowing examinations to proceed without further disruptions.

Meanwhile, the Irrigation Department has issued a warning regarding a minor flood situation near the Kudaa River, in the vicinity of the Bulathsinghala Divisional Secretariat. Residents living in low-lying areas near the Maguru River are also advised to exercise caution. Moreover, the department highlighted that the water level of the Gin River is rising due to the persistent heavy rains, urging residents of Baddegama to remain vigilant.

In addition, the Irrigation Department has alerted people residing in low-lying areas about the potential rise in the water level of the Nilwala River. It is crucial for residents to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and the protection of their property.

Furthermore, the early warning issued for landslides in several divisional secretariats across the Matara, Ratnapura, Galle, and Kalutara districts remains in effect. Authorities continue to closely monitor the situation, emphasizing the importance of residents remaining alert and following safety guidelines provided by local authorities.

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