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Heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka continues from 20th May 2018, have killed at least thirteen people, and more than 100,000 people are affected in 19 District as of today.

Flooding and subsequent potential landslide threat has forced the evacuation of people in low-lying areas where four main rivers have reached flood levels, while four districts were on "red alert" for possible landslides.

Spill gates of many reservoirs had to be opened across the island. NBRO has still given landslide threat to Ratnapura, Kalutara, Badulla, Kegalle, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara-Eliya,
Galle, Colombo and Kurunegala due to earthslips, cut failures and rock falls.

South-west monsoon still suppressed by the persisting wind circulations running until September.

125,954 people (32,136 families) have been affected (the Disaster Situation Report , DMC & National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) at 1000 hours on 24rd of May 2018).
NDRSC has provided 24.9 million cash allocations to the 12 District Secretaries to address the immediate needs of the affected populations.

River water levels at many stations are gradually decreasing, in Kelani, Nilwala, Gin, Malwathu-oya, Maha-Oya rivers and some areas of Kalu river shows flood levels as of 24th May.

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