Heavy rains submerge many areas in Batticaloa | Daily News

Heavy rains submerge many areas in Batticaloa

Naval personnel evacuating several residents.
Naval personnel evacuating several residents.

Heavy rains have submerged the Kiran-Pulipainthakal Bridge and about 26 villages in the Batticaloa District. Army and the Navy personnel along with the Divisional Secretariat staff have deployed three boats to rescue people and provide relief to the affected in areas yesterday.

The Sithandy Santhanamadu River has been overflowing inundating eight villages for the last three days. The Meteorology Department said the rains may continue for a few more days.