• Friday, December 03, 2021
India Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 469,724
Total Cases 34,606,541
Today's Fatalities 477
Today's Cases 9,765
Pakistan Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
Sri Lanka Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
Bangladesh Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
UK Corona Update 
Total Fatalities 418,480
Total Cases 31,216,337
Today's Fatalities 3,998
Today's Cases 42,015
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 469,724
Total Cases 34,606,541
Today's Fatalities 477
Today's Cases 9,765

News

Rain and floods leave 17 dead in Sri Lanka 

Men float along a flooded road during a Covid-19 curfew in Biyagama, near Colombo, Sri Lanka June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

By: Swati Rana

THE adverse weather condition in Sri Lanka has killed more than 17 people and affected thousands of families in 10 districts.

After days of heavy rain, rivers on the island nation’s southern and western plains overflowed on the weekend, inundating low-lying areas and forcing thousands into relief centres.

“Water levels are receding, but landslide warnings are still in place in 10 districts,” Pradeep Kodippili, assistant director of the National Disaster Management Centre (DMC), said.

“We expect the rainfall to reduce from now on, but intermittent rains will be seen in some areas,” said meteorological department director general Athula Karunanayake.

People in Gampaha, Ratnapura, Colombo, Puttalam, Kalutara, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalla, Kandy, Kurunegala and Galle districts have been affected, the DMC said. Five people were injured and two others are missing, it added.

The rains left nearly 1,000 houses damaged and 26,806 people have been directed to 106 safe locations.

The deaths have been reported from Gampaha (three), Ratnapura (three), Colombo (one), Puttalam (three), Kalutara (one), Kegalle (five) and Galle (one), the DMC added.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye

Videos

Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…