Nearly 30,000 af­fected

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FEATURES -

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

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