The Centre for disaster management cautions the public against lightning strikes.
The deputy director of the centre for disaster management Sarath Lal Kumara speaking to our news team stated that lighting strike related incident have escalated concurrent to the incessant showers being experienced in the island.
He added that 5 persons, so far have succumbed to their injuries due to lightning strikes. More over the deputy director of the centre for disaster management requests of the public to be extra cautions of lightning strikes especially during the upcoming festive season.
Meanwhile the met department predicts that many parts of the island may experience thundershowers during latter part of the day.