Colombo (LNW): The Department of Irrigation today (30) extended the ‘Amber’ flood warning issued for the low-lying areas of Nilwala River, Gin Ganga and Kuda Ganga, in the backdrop where rainfall continues.
Accordingly, the flood warnings which were initially issued two days ago (28) for the following areas have been extended for another 24 hours effective until tomorrow (01).
• Kotapola, Pitabeddara, Akuressa, Pasgoda, Athuraliya, Malimbada, Thihagoda, Matara and Devinuwara Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Nilwala River basin
• Palinda Nuwara and Bulathsinhala Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Kuda Ganga sub-basin of Kalu River
• Welivitiya Divithura, Baddegama, Niyagama, Neluwa, Tawalama, Nagoda, Elpitiya and Bope Poddala Divisional Secretariat Divisions of Gin Ganga basin
Meanwhile, ‘Amber’ flood alert has been issued at 10.00 a.m. today for the low-lying areas of Attanagalu Oya in Gampaha, Minuwangoda, Ja-Ela, Katana and Wattala.
The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has also extended the landslide warnings issued for parts of Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matale, Matara and Ratnapura districts.
‘Amber’ (Level 2) warnings issued to the following areas will be in effect until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (01):
• Galle District – Neluwa Divisional Secretariat Division
• Kalutara District – Ingiriya Divisional Secretariat Division
• Kandy District – Pasbage Divisional Secretariat Division
• Matara District – Pitabeddara and Kotapola Divisional Secretariat Divisions
• Ratnapura District – Kalawana, Ayagama, Eheliyagoda, Ratnapura, Kuruwita, Pelmadulla, Nivithigala, Kiriella and Elapatha Divisional Secretariat Divisions
“Yellow” (Level 1) warnings issued to the following areas were extended until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (01):
• Galle District – Elpitiya Divisional Secretariat Division
• Hambantota District – Walasmulla Divisional Secretariat Division
• Kalutara District – Mathugama, Walallawita, Bulathsinhala and Agalawatta Divisional Secretariat Divisions
• Kegalle District – Yatiyanthota, Ruwanwella, Deraniyagala, Dehiowita and Kegalle Divisional Secretariat Divisions
• Matale District – Yatawatta Divisional Secretariat Division
• Matara District – Mulatiyana and Athuraliya Divisional Secretariat Divisions
• Ratnapura District – Kolonna and Imbulpe Divisional Secretariat Divisions