The programme to provide relief for the people affected by floods is being accelerated.
The Disaster Management Centre said that 212,000 people are impacted by floods in the the Batticaloa District. 744 families numbering 2,951 have taken shelter in welfare camps at Vakarai in Eravur. Around 100 houses are completely destroyed.
Meanwhile the Disaster Management Centre said sluice gates of Un-nichchiya and Wakkaneri tanks have been opened. The Government is taking measures to provide necessary facilities including food for the affected people.