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24 May 2016 description

The recent low pressure system in Indian Ocean caused heavy rainfall across Sri Lanka since 14 May 2016 causing widespread flooding and landslide in as many as 19 districts, including around Colombo. Kelani Ganga is one of the main river basin in Sri Lanka which is currently experiencing large scale flooding and subsequent damage to property and livelihoods. Kelani basin received 350 mm of total rainfall within three days (15 to 17 May 2016).

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