Military assisting MPs. From The Sunday Leader
If it rains for more than half an hour, Colombo floods. It rained all last night, and many people are now out of office and home, including Parliamentarians. The military had to be assisted to help them as well as the thousands that have been displaced. Low-lying areas flood rather frequently in Colombo, I think because our drainage system is quite out of date. I personally know people in Battaramulla, Nawala and environs whose homes are under water. I’ve heard reports from the shanties in North Colombo and I can only imagine. When those areas flood everything gets wrecked. This, sadly, is a somewhat perennial disaster. What comes next is standing water, mosquitos and another wave of dengue. I’m luckily unaffected. I hope you and yours are well.
These photos are from the The Sunday Leader, there’s a full set via the link.
Flooding in a low income area
Town Hall deluged