The Department of Irrigation claims the risk of significant floods is still prevalent in the Ratnapura District, due to rainfall experienced in the area.
It also warns residents of Millaniya, Madurawala and Horana to remain vigilant of possible floods caused by rising water levels of the Kalu river.
Speaking to media Director of the Irrigation Department Engineer SPC Sugeeshwara, explained that the Department does not expect the current volume of rainfall to increase, causing major floods in the Ratnapura District.
However, he said low lying areas of the Kukuleganga river are experiencing low levels of inundation.
Sugeeshwara also requested low lying residents of Kudaganga and Maguraganga to remain vigilant of possible floods.
Speaking on the situation surrounding the Gin and Nilwala rivers, Sugeeshwara said upper and mid level areas of the river are experiencing heavy rainfall and subsequent increasing water levels.
He said increasing water levels were observed around the Lankagama, Neluwa, Thawalama areas around the Gin River and Pitabeddara and Akuressa around the Nilwala river, despite no risk of floods.
However Sugeeshwara said a risk of floods would be announced if continuous rainfall was experienced in those areas.
He requested the public to be attentive towards warnings issued by the Department of Irrigation and the Disaster Management Center.