Risk Of Diseases After Floods


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flood which was caused by heavy rain

which effected many areas of Kalutara, Rathnapura, Colombo, Gampaha Districts.  Deputy Director of Meteorological department Mr. S J Jayasaekara states that there is no sign of South West Monsoon instead of stronger winds and rain in many areas.

24 people died and many victims still remains in relief camps in Gampaha and Colomobo Districts, More than 1000 victims are affected with skin diseases in Seeduwa, and there is a risk of spreading of diarrhea, pneumonia and hepatitis diseases in the affected areas due to the lack of drinking water. According to the Ministry of Disaster Management the Government has supplied drinking water and accessories for the affected victims so far.
Risk of landslides in inland areas still prevails although the rainy conditions are over.