The people displaced in the Polonnaruwa District due to torrential rains are sheltered in 52 camps.
The camps are setup in seven Divisional Secretariat areas. More than 10,000 people are displaced. They are being provided cooked meals with the intervention of the Army. Rescue operationss were carried out by the Army and the Air Force. Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that the affected will be provided all necessary relief.
The Minister who undertook an inspection tour at the Parakrama Samurdaya said that there is no threat as the sluice gates of the tanks have been opened although the water levels are increasing due to rain.