Colombo: The Disaster Management Centre today stated that the death toll in the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has mounted to 100 on the other hand 99 persons were reported missing.
Around 12,000 people have been evacuated from areas at risk of floods that have already affected over 200,000 people in 14 districts, the centre said in its latest report.
“Water level of Kalaniya River is still rising so evacuations are still taking place,” DMC spokesperson Predeep Kodippili told Efe news. The first vessel with humanitarian aid from India arrived in Colombo earlier on Saturday. A second vessel will arrive on Sunday.
Heavy rainfall since Thursday has caused water levels of the Kalu, Kelani, Gin, Nilwala and Attanagalu rivers to rise and cause flooding. Seven districts have been severely affected, the worst of which is the coastal Kalutara, where 38 people have died and 80 people are missing.