The death toll rose to 15 with nine persons missing from flash floods and land slides triggered by heavy rains since last Saturday. More than 73,000 families have been displaced by heavy flooding throughout the country, Disaster Management Ministry sources said yesterday.
Low pressure in the Bay of Bengal has moved away from the island and rainy conditions over island, particularly in the Northern part will gradually reduce during next few days as the system is further moving away from the island.
Three flights which were schedule to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayaka on Sunday night and Monday early morning were diverted to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and an airport in India.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (May 13) held bilateral discussions with the visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on a range of issues including ways to boost trade and a permanent solution for the nagging fishermen issue.
Giving importance to crack corruption President Maithripala Sirisena now in London urged the world leaders to join hands in strengthening law and order for the betterment of people and human rights protection.