The death toll which was previously recorded 7 has increased to 8 due to the adverse weather condition, the Disaster Management Center said. 38, 046 individuals and 9,817 families in 18 districts are affected by the prevailing weather condition.
Furthermore the Meteorology Department said that the prevailing rainy condition and cloudy skies in the Southwestern part of the island is expected to continue during next few days.
Accordingly rains or thundershowers of above 75 mm are expected particularly in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces. Meteorology Department urged the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity