Update – At least 6 persons have died, 5 missing, 2 injured and over 183,000 people have been affected due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing in several parts of Sri Lanka. According to DMC report, 7 houses are fully damaged, and 468 houses are partially damaged due to bad weather.
Earth slip reported in Devanagala in Mawanella area. Body of a girl, who was trapped after her home was buried, has been recovered says Disaster Management Centre.
Significant rainfall has been received in many parts of the island during the last 24 hours and the Kalu, Kelani, Nilwala, Gin, Attanagalu Oya Mahaweli and Maha Oya rivers are overflowing and the Irrigation Department has issued flood warnings. Certain low-lying areas are inundated, minor and major floods, and several incidents of earth slips have also been reported. Four spill gates opened in Polgolla reservoir and one spill gate in Laxapana Reservoir also opened. DMC requested to people living in downstream be vigilant.
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for Colombo, Kalutara, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts. The National Building Research Organization has requested the people living in high-risk areas to move to safer areas.
The public is further advised to contact the Disaster Management Center at 117 to inquire about possible disasters due to the prevailing weather conditions.