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The Met Dept issued a red warning on Monday August 01 for strong winds and rough seas in several areas.
The department has warned against fishing and naval activities in these sea areas within the next 24 hours.
Media reports showed long queues still in Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya and Hatan areas.
People living in hilly areas and using those advised to be vigilant
Some 82 properties have been partially damaged due to floods.
Kodippili asked that residents in these areas, especially around the Kalu Ganga (river), be extremely vigilant.
"There can be very heavy showers or thundershowers, strong winds gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour."
According to the statement, 1,558 families have been resettled under the programme so far.
"Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected elsewhere in the island," it said.
Landslides will continue to be in effect until further notice in Kegalle, Kandy and Kurunegala districts.
"Most of the deaths were due to people going for a swim or a boat ride in the flood areas," said Kodippili.
The DMC has already started to evaluate the damages to pay compensation for the affected families, he said.
The DMC said Tuesday afternoon that heavy rain will continue for the next 24 hours.
"After November 10 heavy-falls will subside, but rains will continue."
With continuous heavy rain, landslide warnings have been issued for residencies in eight districts so far.
The shift to organic fertilizer should be carried out in stages over a number of years, critics have said.
Naval and fishing communities have been advised to exercise caution.
The Met Department has asked the general public to take adequate precautions to minimise damage.
“At present, it doesn’t look like the condition will persist, but we are waiting for updated observations,” she sa...
“Wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times in other sea areas around the island," the Met Dept said.