Minor flood warnings issued
Minor flood warnings have been for several low-lying areas in the Maha Oya and Deduru Oya river basins due to rising river water levels following heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours.
The Irrigation Department said water levels in the upstream areas have been rising considerably.
The warning is for residents and motorists in Marandagolla, Nalla, Diwuldeniya and Welihinda in Giriulla, Alawwa, Mirigama, Pannala, Wennappuwa, Negombo, Katana and Dankotuwa areas.
Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organisation has issued a ‘level 3’ earth-slip early warning for Kandy, Kegalle and Kurunegala districts.
The specific areas are Ududumbara, Mawathagama, Polgahawela, Deraniyagala, Dehiowita, Mawanella, Warakapola, Ruwanwella, Kegalle, Galigamuwa, Yatiyanthota, Aranayake, Bulathkohupitiya and Rambukkana.