Inclement weather impacted 325 families comprising 1,214 people in the four consecutive days to Friday (2), the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday (5). The majority affected, 241 families (897 people), are from the Sabaragamuwa Province (Ratnapura and Kegalle Districts).
Heavy rains have also destroyed two houses, damaged 95 homes, whilst also damaging four small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The two destroyed houses were from the Moneragala District, while the majority of the damaged houses were from Sabaragamuwa Province and the next highest (16) from the Uva Province (Moneragala and Badulla districts). The four damaged SMEs were also reported from Sabaragamuwa.
In related developments, the Irrigation Department in a report filed yesterday warned that the water levels in the Gurugoda Oya, a tributary of the Kelani Ganga, Maguru Ganga, a Kalu Ganga tributary (Kalutara District), Kuda Ganga also in the Kalutara District and Attanagalu Oya in the Gampaha District are rising.
BY Paneetha Ameresekere