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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 05.17 GMT
Over 800 houses damaged by Strong Wind


Over 870 houses have been damaged in Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Ratnapura, Monaragala and Matale districts.due to strong winds, Gale force winds have wreaked havoc in Uva Paranagama, Haldummulla, Welimada, Haputale and Bandarawela Divisional Secretariat areas and Measures have also been taken to provide relief to the affected people, the Disaster Management Centre sources said.

According to the sources, about 152 houses in Nuwara Eliya, 526 in Badulla and 154 in the Ratnapuara district were damaged due to strong winds.

Meanwhile, the Sabaragamuwa University was closed until July 21 due to the prevailing inclement weather condition in the area. The strong winds have caused damage to the hostel of the university and resulted in a power failure.



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