Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Heavy rains in Sri Lanka cause havoc
Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 11:27 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 17, Colombo: Heavy rains experienced in Sri Lanka since yesterday afternoon had stranded people and caused heavy damage, Disaster Management Centre said.

The Civil Defence Force said that a number of farmer families are marooned by sudden floods in the Polonnaruwa district.

Around 45 marooned villagers were rescued since yesterday, a spokesman of the Civil Defence Force said.

An earth slip was reported from Hunnasgiriya area on the Kandy - Mahiyanganaya main road. The earth slip has blocked the traffic on the road.

The Sri Lankan Army with the assistance of police this morning rescued 450 students of Vavuniya Campus of Jaffna University and Sri Jayewardenepura University in Kotte who got lost due to adverse weather in the Hanthana Mountain in Kandy.

The students had lost their way and stayed throughout the night in the mountain in severe fog and heavy rain and 43 students were admitted to the hospital this morning, the Army said.

Showers lashed many parts of the island Monday morning and floods have been reported from Matale and Kandy districts. Several roads in Colombo too were flooded.

Several earth slips caused traffic blocks in Nuwara Eliya district, Disaster Management Ministry reported.

The Meteorology Department reported a highest rainfall of 116 mm in Kandy with heavy rains since last evening. Elsewhere in the island, Batticaloa received 91 mm, Badulla 89 mm, Kurunegala 86 mm, and Nuwara Eliya 78 mm.

Due to an atmospheric disturbance to the south of Sri Lanka, cloudy skies and showery weather will continue in the most parts of the island, the Meteorology Department said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena pleads guilty
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party hands over 2017 budget proposals to Finance Minister
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's cabinet approves 5-year capital market strategy
-- [3 hours ago]
South Asia's first green university opens in Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
VAT Amendment Bill passed in Sri Lanka Parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
Doing business getting easier in Sri Lanka in 2017
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government dedicated to strengthen the human rights of all - Speaker
-- [6 hours ago]
Dr. Patrick Dixon, Europe's leading futurist to address Lankan CEOs
Vibrant media culture and media freedom thrive in Sri Lanka under this government, President says
Second post-mortem conducted on the exhumed body of Army intelligence officer who committed suicide

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.