Six people were killed in three separate weather related incidents in Rathota today, the police media unit said.
The police said that this morning two children aged 10 and 7 were killed following a landslide.
The children and their mother were in the house when the landslide occurred.
Separately, also in Rathota, a 50 year old woman died after she was buried by sand.
Meanwhile this evening a tree fell on a van in Rathota killing 3 people, the police said.
All the victims were from Pollonaruwa. Six others were injured in the accident.