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Floods hit 25,000 in Sri Lanka as more rains forecast

ECONOMYNEXT – Floods in Sri Lanka have hit 25,000 persons and have damaged over 300 houses and left at least one person dead, as water levels continued to rise in several rivers with more rain forecast for Wednesday,
the state disaster management office said.

In Sri Lanka’s Kalu Ganga (River) water levels had eached 7.58 metres and was rising by 3.00 am, and for Putupaula, where waters were at 3.05 metres, an alert had been issued.

On Ging Ganga, waters were at 4.84 metres in Baddegama and rising.
On the Nilwala River, where waters were at major flood level in Pandadugam had started to fall by 3.30 am.

At Dunamale on the Attanagalu Oya, where a flood alert was issued, waters had also started to fall, the disaster management office said.

However the met office had forecast rains to continue until the night of 25th. (Colombo/Sept25/2019)

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