According to The Disaster Management Center (DMC), a total of 13, 057 people have been affected by adverse weather in the Galle district and 5860 in Matara district.

Speaking to The Nation, DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili mentioned that they have established safe locations in the affected districts, “We have shifted 188 people from Galle district to five centers and 50 people to two centers in Matara district,” he said.

DMC releasing a situation report has mentioned that a total of 331, 275 people have been affected throughout the island which includes 94, 706 families as at 9.00am today (September 30). A total of 18, 921 people have been affected in the Southern province alone.