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* Landslide warnings issued in Sri Lanka as heavy rains continue
Sat, Aug 23, 2014, 01:00 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has asked the public to be alert on landslides as the Meteorology Department warned today that more rain will continue for next 24 hours.

The Meteorology Department today said that due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, showery weather will continue further over the South-western parts of the country.

The NBRO warned the public that landslides, rock falls and cut failures are possible in Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Kegalle Districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-Western and Southern provinces, the Meteorology Department said. Heavy rain falls over 100mm are also likely at some places, it warned.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle and the southwesterly wind can gust at speeds of 20-40 kmph.

The Department requested the naval and fishing communities to be vigilant as deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Katunayake to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle will be very rough at times. Further, the wind speed in the above sea areas can strengthen up to 70kmph.

Meanwhile, due to inclement weather in capital Colombo, the Urban Development Authority has postponed today's opening ceremony of the floating market complex on Bastian Mawatha, Pettah. Several roads in the capital were flooded with rain water.

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