Nearly 30,000 affected
The adverse weather condition in Kalutara District has affected 20,856 persons in 5361 families. Six deaths and five injuries were reported while 26 houses were destroyed. As many as 247 houses were partially damaged while 816 houses had minor damages. Kalutara District Secretary U.D.C Jayalal said that they had deployed 10 bowsers to Kalutara, Panadura, Beruwala, Dodamgoda, Mathugama, Palinda Nuwara, Bulathsinhala, Madurawala, Ingiriya and Horana to provide drinking water to the affected public since the ground wells have been polluted due to floods. Meanwhile the National Disaster Relief Centre had provided 11 million rupees for flood victims. Jayalal added that they are providing one hundred thousand rupees for each death. The public was requested to guard against contagious diseases spreading after the floods.
The public was requested to guard against contagious diseases that could spread after the floods