Muttur also goes under water. All land supply routes are blocked. Action has been adopted to provide food and other essentials to the marooned civilians through ships.
The highest number displaced by the torrential rain which lashed the Trincomalee District in the last few days is from the Muttur Divisional Secretariat Division. The Divisional Secretary said that 7503 members of 818 families are displaced as a result of floods. All access routes to Muttur are flooded. About 70 thousand persons are hindered as transport is paralysed. Transport activities in Seruwila and Verugal areas are also totally paralysed. However, the Government this morning took the initiative of shipping 20 tons of essential food for the benefit of civilians displaced and marooned in Muttur. The operations are in progress on the advice of Governor Mohan Wijewickrema.