The number of deaths reported due to the prevailing adverse weather condition has increased to 16 while one person went missing, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili said.
Accordingly, eight individuals had drowned, five others had been struck by lightning, two had fallen from trees and one had been buried when an embankment had collapsed.
Meanwhile, a total of 127,913 individuals (32,517 families) in 19 districts have been displaced so far.
Among the affected, 55,159 individuals (13,861 families) were housed in 251 welfare centres. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)