Sri Lanka

DMC Sri Lanka: Situation Report - Heavy rains, flooding, landslides, cutting failures, 1230 hours 06-06-2021


84 Divisions in 10 Districts affected

245,212 People affected

19,055 People in 72 safety centers

831 Houses Damaged

14 deaths, 02 missing


  • Due to activation of South-West monsoon winds, very heavy rains were received from 02nd June till 5th June and most parts of the South Western region received more than 300mm rainfall within 24 hours and maximum reported was 346mm in Dummalasooriya on 3rd June (Puttalam district).

  • As a result due to heavy rainfall, strong winds and few landslides a total of 245,212 people (60,674 families) got affected in ten (10) districts, since 02nd May 2021. Furthermore, 14 deaths were reported, and 02 persons suffered minor injuries whilst 02 persons were missing due to floods and cutting failures.

  • 14 houses fully and 817 houses partially have been damaged mostly in the Ratnapura and Gampaha districts. At present in certain places, Kelani, Kalu, Attanagaluoya & Mahaoya rivers are at minor flooding or alert levels, however, rivel levels are falling in many areas.

  • A total amount of 15,658 people belonging to 3,520 families have been highly impacted and evacuated to 72 safety centres set up to assist the displaced. Most of these safety centres are in the Colombo (32), Gampaha (16), Kalutara (10) and Ratnapura (10) districts. Some 3,397 of these displaced people are residing with relatives or friends houses. Total of LKR 74.5 Mn has been allocated by NDRSC for emergency relief purposes for ten districts.

  • SAR teams of Army and Navy were deployed in all affected areas in the districts of Gampaha, Colombo, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Galle, and Puttalam districts who needed assistance. These SAR teams provided cooked meals and drinking water for the displaced persons whilst assisting Electricity Board to rectify electricity failures due to fallen trees and high winds.