(NewsRadio); Four spill gates of the Parakrama Samudra reservoir have been opened following heavy rains.
The Irrigation Department said the four spill gates have been opened four feet each.
Those residing along the banks of the Mahaweli River have been urged to remain vigilant of rising water levels.
The Irrigation Department said despite the opening of spill gates, there is no threat of major flooding.
Meanwhile, spill gates of several reservoirs across the country have been opened.
Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology issued a Red notice after the depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal entered through the east coast of Sri Lanka earlier today.
The Met Department said the depression is moving across the country at present.
Accordingly, the Met Department said showers or thundershowers will occur at times over most parts of the country today.
It added very heavy showers above 150mm can be expected at some places in the Eastern, Uva, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, Southern and Northwestern provinces and in the Polonnaruwa district.
Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected at some places elsewhere.
The Met Department said strong gusty winds of about 40-50kmph can be expected at times over the country.
The general public has also been requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.