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People in 6 divisional secretariat areas in the Galle district have been affected due to the overflow of the Gin Ganga.

The Galle disaster management centre says, people in Neluwa, Thawalama, Nagoda, Yakkalamulla, Baddegama and the Weliwitiya areas have been affected due to the overflow of the Ginganga. Assistant director of the centre Colonel Dampath Ratnayake told the SLBC that measures have been taken to face any emergency situation if the water level further rises. He requests the people living in close proximity of Benthara and Madu rivers to be alert as the water level of the both rivers are rapidly increasing.
Meanwhile irrigation engineer of Galle Amarajeewa Liyanage says, according to the hydro meter at Baddegaama the water level of the Gin-Ganga has exceeded the spill level.