AMN / COLOMBO
At least ten people have been killed and another 25 are missing due to heavy monsoon rain and strong winds across Sri Lanka.
The Disaster Management Center (DMC) said that around 85 thousand people in 14 districts have been affected.
The DMC report said 23,741 people have been displaced and sheltered in 163 safe places while 17,569 families have been affected by the adverse weather. The government has deployed the Army and Navy to rescue the flood stranded and provide relief to the affected people as the water levels in several tributaries of major rivers are rising.
Meanwhile, country’s Meteorology department said that the prevailing rainy condition in the southwestern part of the island is expected to improve from today.