The prevailing showery conditions across the island are expected to continue in the next few days, the Department of Meteorology said today (02).
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reports that six people died in intemperate weather yesterday, with 12 reported injured across the island.
During the 24 hour period that ended at 9.30 a.m. this morning (22 Oct) five were killed and 10823 people from 3048 families were affected by the prevailing weather conditions, said the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).
A total of 80,007 people from 20,815 families in eight districts have been affected by the inclement weather situation, but conditions may improve soon.
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed govt officials to take immediate measures to distribute relief packages for those affected by the heavy rains.
Thousands continue to be affected as many parts of the island are inundated with seemingly ceaseless rain since Sunday.
Schools are closed tomorrow 24 Sept and 25 Sept in Galle and Matara ad landslide warnings were issued to three districts
Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern provinces and the Galle and Matara districts Department of Meteorology said.
The strong winds that were prevalent over the past few days are expected to die down from tomorrow (10), the Department of Meteorology said today (09).
The Disaster Management Centre has urged the people living in low lying areas on both sides of the Kalu Ganga and its' tributaries in Ratnapura to be vigilant about floods.