The cyclone named ‘OCKHI’ in the Arabian Sea is now located at about 600km to the west of Colombo and moving further away from the island. Therefore, it’s effect for the country is expected to be lessen gradually, Met. Department said today (1st Dec.).
The depression in the south-west of Sri Lanka has developed in to a deep depression and it is located 200 km away from Colombo. It is expected to develop further and move to the Arabian Sea area, the Met. Department said.
The low level disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka has developed in to a low pressure area. Hence, heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas can be expected in the deep and shallow sea areas around the island and heavy rains and gusty strong winds (about 60) kmph over the island.
The Beira Lake Intervention Area Development Plan was launched by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champaka Ranawaka, yesterday. Subsequent to the launch, the Beira Lake area will now be referred to as Ran Masu Pura.
Minister of Housing and Constructions Sajith Premadasa said work on 490 ‘Udagammana’ housing projects has commenced throughout the country since the government came into power and that he aims to commence work on another 500 housing projects by the end of this year and on another 2,000 projects by 2020.
Due to the low level atmospheric disturbance in the South-west Bay of Bengal to the Southeast of Sri Lanka, showery condition over the island is expected to enhance particularly in the Northern, North-central Eastern and Uva Provinces today and tomorrow (25th and 26th Nov.).