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By Gandhya Senanayake

More than 16956 persons and 4609 families have been affected by the recent adverse weather conditions including landslides and floods affecting Kegalle, Galle, Kalutara, Gampaha, Ratnapura and Kurunegala Districts as of today, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said

The largest number of 7095 persons has been affected in the Biyagama area in the Gampaha District while 6604 were affected in the Colombo District. Furthermore 284 houses have been damaged, eight persons were reported killed and 10 injured during this period, the DMC added.

Ten camps have been setup to assist the displaced while several Navy boats have also been deployed to those affected by floods and heavy rain in these areas. (Daily Mirror online)
   


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