On Wednesday vehicular movement along the Hatton – Colombo main road came to standstill in the Watawala area following the collapse of an earth embankment. A similar incident took place in Saint Claire which impacted vehicular movement along the Hatton – Kandy main road.
The water level of the Mahaweli River had risen considerably following the rainfall experienced in the central hills for the past 04 days. Taking this situation into account, spill gates of the Polgolla, Laxapana, Canyon and Norton Bridge Reservoirs have been opened. The Mahaweli Engineers Office requests the locals living on both sides of the Mahaweli River below the reservoir to remain vigilant