The Government is continuing to provide relief to persons impacted by floods in Batticaloa.
Many are affected in several areas in the Batticaloa District as a result of floods. By yesterday, authorities took the initiative to shutdown five schools. Many school buildings are under water. The five schools that have been temporarily shutdown are located in Batticaloa, Eravur and Ottamavadi. Many areas including Kalkudah, Pattiriputu and Vavunathivu are flooded. Our reporters said that transport is impeded due to the disastrous situation.