the death toll due to the floods and landslides has risen to 202 today. The Disaster Management Center said that a further 96 were still missing.

Accordingly, 629,742 individuals from 163,701 families have been affected across 15 districts.

The highest number of 84 deaths has been reported from Ratnapura. In addition, 62 deaths have been reported from Kalutara, 28 from Matara, five from Hambantota, four from Kegalle, and four more from Gampaha.