Heavy rains, strong winds affect 600 in Matara

Heavy rains and strong winds affected nearly 600 of 150 households in the Hakmana Divisional Secretariat Division in the Matara district. Twenty nine houses were fully damaged and 129 were partially damaged. Two business places were partially damaged and transport services on several main and by-roads had come to a standstill due to collapse of boulders and mounds of earth. One person sustained injuries and hospitalised. The affected had been granted Rs. 10,000 each by the government.

The Hakmana DS Division is now normal, officials said. The Divisional Disaster Management Centre, Grama Niladaris and residents carried out rescue operations, the residents said.


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