The Disaster Management Center (DMC) has evacuated the displaced persons from relief camps, who were affected by the adverse weather conditions, said its Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili. He mentioned that districts of Galle and Matara, which were highly affected by floods, have no displaced or affected persons as the DMC has cleared all centers.
“There were only 34 persons displaced by October 1 and those persons left the camps since flood waters have receded,” said Kodippili. He further mentioned that the DMC have decided to lift the landslide warnings issued for the last few days with the improvement in weather conditions. “We are now in the process of estimating the value of houses which were affected by floods,” he added.
The DMC reports indicate that 19,000 persons are affected in the Southern Province alone. Galle and Matara Districts were severely affected by the heavy rains and floods. Meanwhile, a landslide warning issued by the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) prompted the temporary closure of part of the Southern Expressway from Imaduwa to Kokmaduwa. However, it was opened for vehicular traffic on Friday evening.