May 03, 2019

Over 400,000 affected by bad weather

Due to the inclement weather experienced in the country 380,432 persons have been affected, according to the Disaster Management Centre.

The majority of those affected are from the Mannar District in the Northern Province where 56,324 persons belonging to 16,243 families have been affected.

Due to the heavy rains and strong winds, over 800 houses have been damaged and around 73 small and medium scale businesses have also been damaged.

The Disaster Management Centre said that around 127 persons belonging to 34 families who were displaced due to the bad weather are being housed at safe shelters.