Sri Lanka

UNICEF Sri Lanka Humanitarian Situation Report #3, 27 May 2016



  • From 14-20 May, Sri Lanka received heavy rainfall due to atmospheric disturbances and the formation of Tropical Cyclone Roanu. On 15-16 May, some parts of the country received the highest rainfall for the season.

  • On 27 May, as the situation gradually normalized, DMC reported that over 300,000 people were affected and a total of 21,848 people displaced are living in 210 safety centres in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Rathnapura, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and Matale districts. Highest displacement of 12,099 people is reported from Kegalle due to landslides and associated risks.

  • One hundred and four (104) deaths have been reported with 99 people still missing due to the massive landslide in Aranayake, Kegalle district. Thirty-one (31) people have also been injured due to landslides and floods-related incidences.

  • The Government is currently evaluating damages caused to infrastructure by floods and landslides.