unprecedented rainfalll yesterday over 300,000 people in seven dists have
been badly inconvenienced.
About 250, 000
people of 60,000 families in Gampaha, Colombo
and Kalutara districts got affected in the heavy rain experienced for
time in 19 years.
A record of
440 mm rain was recorded in the city. Many streets were under water.
was running from 3-4’ above the road level. Many could not get out of
houses they live to go to safe places.
Due to the
biggest ever rain fall Colombo had for
the last 18
years, half of Colombo
was under water by yesterday morning.
yesterday had to limit the parliamentary session to just 8 minutes and
Parliamentary complex and surrounding areas have been flooded.
supplementary budget for Rs. 15,000 million and some legislation under
Special Trade Goods Tax Bill were also passed in this brief gathering.
rains day before yesterday night some parts of the female ward of the
prison was flooded and the detainees were making a lot of noise that
they had no place to stay.
year old female prisoner has also died the same night and the prison
authorities said that she died of natural causes.