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* Sluice gates of reservoir in north central Sri Lanka opened, residents warned
Wed, Jan 15, 2014, 02:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 15, Colombo: Due to heavy rains received in the north central region of the country reservoirs and streams are reaching spill levels and authorities have alerted the residents in low lying areas.

The water levels at the Maduru Oya and the Kuda Oya in Polonnaruwa have risen due to the heavy rains in the area and the Disaster Management Center (DMCS) said ten sluice gates of the Parakrama Samudraya in Polonnaruwa district have been opened.

The DMC has advised the residents in low-lying areas of the Mahaweli River in Thamankaduwa, Lankapura, Manampitiya, Gallella and from Polonnaruwa to Trincomalee to remain vigilant.

Meanwhile, the 18 bend Kandy-Mahiyanganaya road was closed due to a rock slide and the Disaster Management Center said the restoration of the road is being carried out expeditiously.

The Meteorology Department said there will be showers or thundershowers at times in the Northern, North central, Eastern and Uva provinces and in Hambantota District. "Thundershowers will develop at several places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the afternoon or evening and will spread to the western and southwestern coastal areas later," it said.

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