14 dead and over 271,000 affected due to inclement weather

14 dead and over 271,000 affected due to inclement weather

17 have been reported dead while 271,110 across 88 Divisional Secretariats in 10 districts have been affected as a result of the prevailing inclement weather, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

The Landslide Early Warning issued for several Divisional Secretariats of the Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, and Ratnapura remains in effect.

Speaking to News 1st, the Director at the Department of Irrigation stated that the water levels of Gin, Kelani and Kalu rivers and the Attanagalu-Oya are re gradually receding.