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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 - 18:00
470 persons affected by adverse weather
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470 persons have been affected due to adverse weather conditions experienced in the country.

The Disaster Management Centre states that the adverse weather conditions have affected 7 districts and that the most affected persons have been reported from the Batticaloa district.

8 individuals have been injured due to heavy rains and one person has gone missing in the Madu River due to heavy winds.

The Disaster Management Centre further states that 400 houses were partly destroyed.

The met department states that heavy showers could occur in many parts of the country tonight as well.

Duty Meteorologist Jeewan Karunarathne speaking to our news team had this to say….

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