A large waterspout had appeared in the sea off Point Pedro in Jaffna today (30).
Footage captured by a medical student at the University of Jaffna, had gone viral on social media.
The sighting had created panic with some locals unaware what it was.
The Disaster Management Center (DMC) said that a warning for strong winds had been issued for the North but had stated they were not aware of a waterspout sighting in the area.
(Video : Facebook wall of Akalanka Gamage)