Nov 08, 2018

Somawathi temple temporarily closed

The road to Somawathiya has been inundated due to the Mahaweli River overflowing and the Pulasthipura Police had taken measures to close the road temporarily from last afternoon.

Due to the heavy rains experienced during the past several days, many of the reservoirs have opened their sluice gates and the water is released into the Kelani River which has caused the water level to rise. Therefore the road from Thambilikomba junction to the Diggala bend had been around two feet under water.

Therefore, the Pulasthipura Police said that the devotees at the temple had been evacuated and the road temporarily closed until the flood waters recedes. The road is currently opened for traffic only from Polonnaruwa to Sungawila.

(Pics by W.A. Piyatillake- Hingurakgoda Corr.)







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