The Disaster Management Centre has issued a minor flood warning to the people living in low-lying areas adjoining the Attanagalu Oya, Kelani River, Kalu River, Gin River and Nilwala River.
In a statement, Director of Irrigation (Hydrology) Eng. S.P.C. Sugeeshwara said the water levels of these rivers have gone up considerably after recent downpours in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and, Galle and Matara districts.
According to him, parts of these areas have received heavy rains above 150mm yesterday.
If this rainy condition prevails in the coming days, several low-lying areas of the aforementioned rivers are at risk of minor floods, Mr. Sugeeshwara said further.
He urged the residents of low-lying areas of these rivers and motorists driving through these areas to be vigilant of the adverse weather condition.
The low-lying areas at risk of minor floods are:
Attanagalu Oya – Divulapitiya, Mirigama, Attanagalla, Gampaha, Ja-Ela, Mahara, Katana, Minuwangoda and Wattala divisional secretariat divisions
Kelani River – Ruwanwella, Dehiowita, Seethawaka, Dompe, Kaduwela, Biyagama, Homagama, Kolonnawa, and Colombo divisional secretariat divisions
Kalu River – Pelmadulla, Nivithigala, Ratanapura, Kuruwita, Elapatha, Kiriella, Ayagama, Eheliyagoda, Ingiriya, Horana, Kalawana, Palindanuwara, Bulathsinhala, Dodangoda, Millaniya, Kalutara, and Madurawela divisional secretariat divisions
Gin River – Neluwa, Thawalama, Nagoda, Elpitiya, Niyagama, Baddegama, Welipitiya, Divithura, Bope, Poddala and Galle Four Gravets divisional secretariat divisions
Nilawala River – Kotapola, Pitabeddara, Akuressa, Athuraliya, Malimbada, Kamburupitiya, Thihagoda and Matara divisional secretariat divisions