6 sluice gates of Victoria Dam opened



Six out of the eight sluice gates of the Victoria Dam has been opened from 7.00 pm today (05)ල Chief Engineer of the dam states.

Accordingly, those living in nearby lowlands have been urged to remain vigilant.

Meanwhile, a level 2 alert has been issued to many vulnerable areas by the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) today.
Level two alert refers “being ready to evacuate” to a safe location if needed.

Accordingly, the warning was issued to Badulla (Hali Ela, Lunugala), Kandy (Medadumbara, Pathadumbara and Gangawata Korale), Kegalle (Mawanella, Deraniyagala), Kurunegala (Rideegama) and Moneragala (Bibila).

“If the rainfall has exceeded 100 mm or if the rains continue people in the above areas are advised to be on alert on the possibility of landslides, slope failures, rock falls, cut failures and ground subsidence,” the NBRO said.


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