The Department of Irrigation says the water levels of rivers are receding gradually.
The Irrigation Department noted that water levels of rivers especially in the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in the Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya Districts have not risen significantly as heavy rains were not reported since yesterday.
Speaking to media, Director of the Hydrology and Disaster Management Division of the Irrigation Department, Engineer SPC Sugeeshwara said the water levels of the Attanagalu Oya, Kelani, Kalu, Gin and Nilwala rivers were gradually receding.
He said the water levels of the upper catchment areas of all rivers have receded significantly adding there is no risk of floods in those areas.
Sugeeshwara said however the flood situation in certain low-lying areas remains unchanged.
He said the water levels of the Attanagalu Oya and the Uruwal Oya, a branch of the Attanagalu river basin keeps fluctuating adding certain by roads in the area could remain inundated today.
The Director said however there were no flooding reported from the Kelani River with the water levels receding significantly.
Meanwhile, Sugeeshwara said flood situation in the upper catchment area of the Kalu River has completely subsided while the flood situation in the low-lying areas within the Bulathsinhala Divisional Secretariat is gradually decreasing.