Seventeen tanks at spill level
Seventeen medium scale tanks in the Anuradhapura district filled up
due to heavy rains started spilling on November 1. Two spill gates of
Angamuwa Wewa were opened by six inches to release the excess water said
Irrigation Engineer Lalith de Alwis.
He said Rajangane, Nachchaduwa, Maha Vilachchiya and Wahalkade
reservoirs have been filled upto 50 percent capacity while Nuwarawewa,
Tissawewa, Basawakkulama and Mahakandarawa are filled to nearly 30 to 50
percent of their capacity.
He said no reservoirs are facing the danger of breaching their bunds
dispute heavy rains. Meanwhile Anuradhapura District Secretary Mahinda
Seneviratne said the District Disaster Management Committee is prepared
to face any impending disaster situation in the district.
All regional disaster committee have been given all guidance and
instructions on measures to be taken during any disaster to ensure the
welfare of affected persons.