Galle-Matara coastal areas inundated


Sea waves flooded the area in Galle and its environs, flooding Samudra Mawatha, the Galle Port, Police station, and the Customs. Several boats parked on the beach were washed ashore by the waves, and the road by the sea was flooded with water and sand, disrupting traffic on the Galle- Matara main road on 2 July.

The Samudra Mawatha embankment has also been damaged, and the sea waves flowed into land due to the strong, gusty winds. Yesterday, the Galle District Office of the Disaster Management Centre issued a warning to be cautious while driving and travelling on several roads in the Galle district due to inclement weather.

Sea water from Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa, the Kaluwella, and suburban areas on the Galle-Colombo main road had reached the main road. According to the office, sea water could also enter the road from the suburbs, such as Samudrana Mawatha on the Galle-Matara main road.

However, residents claim that this was a common occurrence at this time of the year and there was no reason to be alarmed, other than for the inconvenience caused.. However, due to the high wind flow, the sea waves were more violent this time. As a result, the office advises drivers to exercise extreme caution while driving.

Pix by Farhan Nisamdeen – Galle

BY Anura Priyantha – Habaraduwa