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Friday, 15 February 2013 - 8:18
163 thousand affected by adverse weather; heavy rains island wide today as well.
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The disaster Management centre states that 163 thousand people belonging to 45 thousand 881 families have been distressed due to adverse weather and 272 houses were damaged.

Deputy Director of the disaster management centre Pradeep Kodipillai elaborating further had this to say....

Meteorologist in charge Pabodini Karunapala told our news team that heavy rains with strong winds could be expected in certain areas in the Western, North-Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uuva Provinces.

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