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Sunday, 01 April 2012 - 7:47
15 hurt and 500 displaced in mini cyclone in Settikulam
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The Disaster Management Centre states that over 500 houses were damaged when a mini cyclone hit the Menik Farm Camp in Settikulam last night.

The Assistant Coordinator of the DMC S Hapuarachchi stated that 15 persons were also hurt in the incident.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology states that downdrafts could be experienced due to the inter-monsoonal conditions in the country.

Duty Meteorologist P G Yasarathne explained the occurrence and expected weather conditions.

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