Since late November, floods, triggered by torrential rain and landslides have been affecting several provinces of Sri Lanka, with Uva, Central and Eastern provinces the worst hit.
According to the latest report released by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka, 8 people died, 3 in Central Province after a landslide, 2 in Eastern Province, and 2 in Uva Province following flooding. At least 9 people have been injured and 4 are missing.
Approximately 155,000 people have been affected and at least 1,360 houses were damaged. As of 10 December, there are 4,276 people displaced in 47 evacuation centres.
The gates of several reservoirs have been preventively opened and low-lying areas of the Mahaweli River are flooded.
Heavy rain will prevail in Northern, Eastern and Uva provinces from 10-11 December.