Emergency Warnings


Heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka from 20th to 26th May 2018, have killed at least twenty-four people, and more than 170,000 people are affected in 20 District as of today.

Water levels of main rivers are currently showing normal levels in many stations. However, one station is at Alert level in Kalu Ganga & Nilwala river falling slowly.

All major reservoirs are at normal level however, some of reservoir gates are opened for release of flowing water from other areas to reduce flood threat. NBRO has still given land-slide threat to Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kegalle, Nuwara-Eliya, due to potential earth slips and cut failures.

South-west monsoon has now established over Sri Lanka however air circulation is in the vicinity of south-west of Indian sea area and wind speed can be increased time to time.

All relief donating agencies are requested to work with Ministry of Irrigation, Water Re-sources and Disaster Management and may liaise with NDRSC for relief assistance related matters. Military troops are planned to mobilize to clean water wells and affected areas in next few days since many of water sources are contamination with polluted water in affected areas. Other agencies who are having this cleaning capability, are requested to be liaised with NDRSC and respective Divisional Secretaries



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