Nine still missing after bad weather

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says 9 people still remain missing after the bad weather experienced in most parts of the country last week.

Among those missing are 7 in Matale and 2 people in Batticaloa. Matale was mostly affected by landslides following the heavy rains.

In total 34 people have been confirmed dead as of last evening 28,833 people are still in evacuation centers.

Over 300,000 people were affected by the rain, strong winds, floods and landslides.