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SL issues major flood alert as rains continue

SL issues major flood alert as rains continue

Colombo, June 2 (UNI) Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) issued a major flood alert in the outskirts of capital Colombo and several other areas of the island as heavy rains lashed across the country on Sunday.
The Irrigation Department said that due to heavy rains since the early hours of Sunday, water levels in the main Kelani River on the outskirts of Colombo and the Gin River in the south of Sri Lanka had reached spill levels.
The DMC said it had advised families living in low-lying areas to evacuate to higher grounds.

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