Sri Lanka: Floods and Landslides

Incessant monsoon heavy rains (as high as 553 mm) for the last days have caused floods and landslides in many parts of Sri Lanka (15 districts). As of 29th May 2017 at 7.00 hrs (Local time), 164 people are reported dead, while 104 are missing; so far, over 471,542  people are affected. Further, 75,236 people were located at 336 safe locations[1]. Most number of damages to lives and property are reported in Southern and Western part of the country: from Galle, Matara, Kalutara, Gampaha, Colombo and Ratnapura districts. Hill country areas are particularly affected by landslides.

[1] As per the situation report issued by DMC on 29-05-2017 at 7.00 hrs: