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16 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 14 October 2018, caused flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern,
    Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

13 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 12 October 2018, caused flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

13 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 11 October 2018, caused flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

13 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 13 October 2018, caused flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

10 Oct 2018 description

The National Disaster Management Centre (DMC) yesterday announced that 57,015 persons belonging to 14,175 families have been affected by the prevailing adverse weather conditions in the country with nine deaths reported so far. According to the DMC, one person is reported missing and 19 injured. A total of 12,000 displaced persons belonging to 2,611 families have been housed in 28 temporary relocation centres in three districts.

10 Oct 2018 description

The heavy rainfall experienced over the past several days has resulted in flooding being reported from a few places. According to the latest weather forecasts issued by the Met. Department, due to the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, prevailing showery condition is expected to increase over the island during tomorrow. Showers or thundershowers are expected at times in the Western, North-western, Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in Galle and Matara Districts.

10 Oct 2018 description

The Navy has deployed 10 relief teams with 07 dinghies and 02 emergency rescue boats for relief operations. Naval personnel of the Marine Battalion, Rapid Response Rescue & Release Squadron (4RS), Special Boat Squadron and Navy divers are presently involved in relief operations.

08 Oct 2018 description

The prevailing inclement weather is expected to enhance over most of the country today, with rain measuring over 150 mm in certain places, the Meterology Department warned in a special advisory yesterday adding that the condition was caused by a low pressure system in the Arabian Sea.

08 Oct 2018 description

The current wet weather conditions have finally brought relief to drought stricken farmers, who suffered hardship due to lack of water for cultivation.The Director of Irrigation, Water Management and Training W B Palugaswewa said that the prevailing weather conditions will be favourable for paddy cultivation in the East and the North Eastern provinces.

04 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Karen Villholth Principal researcher; also Coordinator of the global partnership GRIPP, Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, International Water Management Institute

31 Aug 2018 description

Twenty-five (25) houses built under the "Senehe Siyapatha" housing project were presented to beneficiary families during a ceremony graced by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the "Senehase Gammanaya" in Eheliyagoda, on Tuesday (28 August). The housing beneficiaries are families affected by the recent floods in the Ratnapura District.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.