Heavy rain has been affecting most of Sri Lanka since 25 September causing landslides. Approx. 84 mm of rain over 24 h were observed in Trincomalee (Eastern Province) and 75 mm in Galle (Southern Province) over 26-27 September as well as 62 mm in 24 h in Ratmalana and 51 mm in Colombo (Western Province) on 27 September.
As of 26 September national authorities report at least seven people dead, three injured, 45 people affected, 286 people displaced and several houses destroyed.
Over the next 24 h moderate rainfall is forecast for most of the island with possible heavy rainfall in the south-western part of the country.