736 individuals affected owing to strong winds : 893 houses damaged



The meteorology department states that Strong windy condition over island will be reduced today.

However, fairly strong monsoonal winds up to 50 to 60 kilo meters per hour over the country, particularly in the central hills and adjacent sea areas will be continued further.

Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

Duty meteorologist Channa Rodrigo stated that Showers may spread to the North-Western province too.

Meanwhile, Around 893 houses have been partially damaged as a result of the strong winds experienced in the Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Ratnapura and Hambanthota districts.

The Disaster Management centre stated that 736 persons were affected die to strong winds.

An individual who was working in a farm in the Wangiya-kumbura area in Welimada died after a tree fell on him as a result of the strong winds yesterday.

Meanwhile the Badulla district disaster management centre said that 3 individuals have sustained injuries when a branch of a tree fell on them in the Paranagama area.

Nearly eighty schools in education zones of Haldamulla and Welimada will be closed today due to prevailing adverse weather conditions in the Badulla District.

Also the management of the Sabaragamuwa University has decided to close the university indefinitely from today due to the prevailing weather condition.

The vice chancellor of the Sabaragumwa University Professor Chandana Udawatta said that this decision was taken as strong winds have caused damaged to the hostel of the university and resulted in a power failure