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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2613

DMC provides relief for flood victims

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

Colombo, 02 June, ( The Disaster Management Centre yesterday provided relief to a large number of families, rendered homeless due to heavy rains experienced during the past two days.

According to the centre around 4000 families have been displaced due to the flood.

The Centre said six boats were sent to the flood affected districts last morning and also provided dry rations and other food items with the assistance of area Divisional Secretaries.

Avissawella Divisional Secretariat said that the Talduwa and Dehiowita towns were inundated and the water level in the Dehiowita town had increased to three feet around 8.00 a.m. yesterday and vehicles had to use alternative roads to reach Kegalle, Kandy and Yatiyantota towns. Navy and Army personnel have been mobilized to carryout relief activities in the flood hit areas.

Meanwhile lowland areas in Galle district have also gone under water due to overflow of Gin Ganga. A person was killed and Batuwangala temple was heavily damaged due to fall of Bo Tree at the Viharaya.

Rathnapura District secretary Malani premarathane says that several areas have already gone under water and measure has been taken to evacuate people on to highland areas.

The met department predicts prevailing weather condition persists. Heavy rains and thunder showers will experience in some parts of the Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central and North Central provinces.

- Asian Tribune -

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