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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)

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  • Shahiq Friday, 25 May 2018 04:26 PM

    Three 3 years streak in a row. Same time of the year, same locations and same families affected. Development is not about highways and infrastructures only, Its about the basic public resource being fulfilled. Understood disaster is uncontrollable, so the public are supposed deal this every year. Already our economy was in 16 years low and now this to add cherry on top.

    ANTON Friday, 25 May 2018 04:28 PM

    DISASTER IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT.

    Waco Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:08 AM

    My3 is just marking time . These people should be relocated in safer areas. Aquire unproductive land from the plantations.


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