Colombo: At least eight people have been
killed in rain triggered floods and mudslide in Sri Lanka,
even as 819,759 people were affected in the country due to the
continuing grim weather conditions.
MI 17 helicopter dropped around 2,500 kilos of dry
rations in Batticaloa district today,the worst affected by the
flood. 24 persons were rescued in adjoining district of Ampara
despite heavy rain and strong winds, air force officials said.
Air force also rescued 22 persons last evening who
were marooned in the same area.
About 788,000 people have been affected in the two
districts alone, the disaster management center (DRC) said.
The number of persons affected country wide amounts to 819,759
persons belonging to 215,986 families,the DRC said.
At least 8 people have been killed and more than a
dozen injured in rain triggered floods and mudslide in many
parts of the country.
Schools in Eastern province and Central province were
closed on Monday due to bad weather.
At least 179 camps have been set up island-wide where
relief supply is being provided for around 69,000 flood
affected people,the DRC said.
More than 4600 houses were also damaged or destroyed