Three persons including two women died due to lightening during the last few hours since last evening.
A 54-year old resident of Attanakadawala at Bakamuna in Polonnaruwa who accompanied his wife for a bath last night died on the spot by lightening.
Moreover two women died by lightening while they were asleep in their house of Handawalpola at Diddeniya in Kurunegala yesterday.
They were identified as a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law of 55 years and 36 year old respectively.
Meanwhile Meteorological Department stated that lightning and thunder showers could be expected as the interim South Western monsoon has been activated.
Director General of the Meteorological Department Lalith Chandrapala told our news team that the prevailing rain in the South Western province would continue further during the next few days as well.