Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Floods (DMC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 03 August 2022)

  • Floods caused by heavy rainfall were reported on 1 August across the Central Province of Sri Lanka, resulting in casualties.

  • As of 3 August, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) reports 12,289 affected persons, of which 2,374 have been displaced. In addition, 3 people have died, and three are missing in Nuwara Eliya District (southern Central Province), while one person is reportedly missing in Kandy District (central-western Central Province). Floods and heavy rainfall have damaged approximately 326 houses thus far.

  • All government schools in the Nuwara Eliya District of the Central Province closed as of 2 August due to adverse weather conditions. Train services and road transport were also disrupted.

  • Red warnings for heavy rainfall and strong winds have been issued from 3 to 4 August across central-western and southern Sri Lanka, including the affected districts.