Former President and current Member of Parliament Mahinda Rajapaksha went on an observation visit in Elangapitiya area that was severely affected by extreme weather and its aftermaths.
Landslide at Samasara Kanda in Aranayake displaced 1407 persons making them take shelter at 9 relief camps.
Further, 144 persons went missing while lives of 17 locals were taken by the havoc.
Final rites of the bodies of the identified victims of Aranayake landslide took place this afternoon.
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