A tornado struck parts of the Maligawila area in Buttala causing extensive damage to several government buildings and more than 35 houses.
Several houses in the Maligawila, Sama Mawatha, Ulugala, Minipura and Horigala Grama Niladhari areas were the worst affected. Our correspondent reported that the Tornado inflicted damages to the Okkampitiya Colony Junior School and thebuilding of the Ulugala Water Pumping Plant. Residents of the area said the gale was accompanied by torrential rains which lasted for about half an hour. There were no reports of casualties.