Inclement weather affects over 271,000

17 people died and three reported missing, while 271,110 people were affected in several districts of the country due to adverse weather conditions, stated the Disaster Management Centre (DMC)

Over 995 houses had been fully or partially damaged, while 271,110 people belonging to 67,613 families in ten districts have been affected due to the adverse weather prevailing in several parts of the country, according to the DMC.

“People in the Gampaha, Ratnapura, Colombo, Puttalam, Kalutara, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, Galle, Kurunegala and Kandy districts have been affected by the rains, floods, landslides and winds,” the DMC said

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