Heavy rain to continue today

Under the influence of the cyclonic storm ‘Nilam’ the south-western parts of the island ( Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces) are receiving  heavy rainfalls  and it is likely to continue for the next nine hours, the Department of Meteorology said this morning.

In the weather advisory issued at 3am today the  Department of Meteorology said that strong winds are also likely at times in these areas.

The Disaster Management Center said that as of last night 68,217 people had been affected by the bad weather.

It also said that 3 people had been killed and 7,434 people displaced as of yesterday.