A man carries a cat on a boat together with people in the flood hit Ratnapura District on May 20.
Pic by Pradeep Pathirana
By Yohan Perera and Sheain Fernandopulle
Addl. reporting by Ajith Shanthalal Udaya, Romesh Madushanka and Ranjith Rajapaksha
The minor flood situation was said to be receding as of yesterday but the Department of Meteorology warned of heavy showers up to 200 mm in South Western part of the county, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces as of yesterday.
Heavy rains are expected in Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kalutara and Galle Districts as well.
The rains have brought cyclone “AMPHAN” which lay centered as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic storm over west-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, is very likely to move further north-northeastwards away from the island across west Bengal, according to the Department.