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Continuous rains in Matara and Puttalam plague many people


Several roads in the Matara District have been under water due to the prevailing rains. 500 people from 100 families have been affected by floods.

Meanwhile, all schools in the  in Hambantota and Matara Mulatiyana Education Zone have been closed down today due to inclement weather. This is due to the risk of floods and landslides accompanied by heavy rains.

Meanwhile Puttalam Disaster Management Unit states that 31720 persons from 8056 families in the Puttalam District have been affected due to the continuous rainfall for two weeks.

This situation has affected 15 Divisional Secretariat areas.

The rains that started on the 14th have continued to fall.

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