The death toll due to the recent adverse weather conditions has risen to 40, including 38 fishermen, The Disaster Management Centre said.
Several bodies had washed ashore in coastal areas of the Western Province according to a spokesman at the DMC.
The Centre said that 31 persons were still believed to be missing.
Two deaths in Putthalam and Rathnapura were also included after their deaths resulted from floods and an accident stemming from the weather conditions, officials said.
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