Death Toll Climbs To 8 As Rain Continues


The death toll, in the floods, landslides and strong winds that have ravaged the country during the past few days, has risen to eight leaving some 207, 500 people from 47, 922 families badly affected, the  Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

“Over 200,000 individuals have been displaced by the floods and are being looked after at several welfare centres,” Mr Pradeep Kodippili said.
The landslide warnings was also issued to Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla, Ratnapura, Kandy, Kegalle, and Nuwara Eliya districts. 
The atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lankaa’s intensified in to low pressure area and established in South east. It is likely to intensify further and   gradually develop in to a depression and likely to move closer to Sri Lanka affecting the weather over the country and surrounding sea areas.