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Heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka continues from 20th May 2018, have killed at least sixteen people, and more than 130,000 people are affected in 20 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 currently at normal level except Attanagalu-Oya, while five districts (Kegalle, Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura & Nuwara-Eliya) are on "red alert" for possible landslides.

Spill gates of reservoirs in North-western area had to be opened and 20 spill gates od Thabbowa reservoir has been opened. NBRO has still given landslide threat to Ratnapura, Kalutara, Badulla, Kegalle, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, Colombo and Kurunegala due to earth slips, cut failures and rock falls.

South-west monsoon still suppressed by the persisting wind circulations and excepting to be settled by end of this week.

River water levels at many stations are gradually decreasing, in Kelani, Nilwala, Gin, Malwathu-oya, Maha-Oya rivers and some areas of Attanagalu-Oya river shows flood levels as of 25th May.

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