A special programme is in place to grant relief to families impacted in the Matara area by a sudden gush of strong winds blowing in from the sea.
The Disaster Management Centre with the support of Divisional Secretariats is implementing this relief programme. About 53 families are affected by the calamity which struck areas such as Hiththetiya, Welegoda and Pamburana. 10 houses have been heavily damaged. According to residents, most of the damage was caused to the roofs and several trees had been uprooted.