The inclement weather experienced in the country has also damaged prawn cultivation.
Three prawn cultivation centres in the Eastern coastal belt had been completely destroyed to the sea turning rough as a result of the inclement weather and windy conditions. It is reported that eight more centres have been partially damaged. There are about 43 such centres operational islandwide while 26 of them are located in the Chilaw area. About 3500 metric tons of shrimps are being exported annually from these Centres located in Districts such s Batticaloa and Puttalam.