Twenty four thousand people have been displaced due to incessant rains.
Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera said that the welfare activities have been launched for their benefit. The Minister said that the government is providing maximum relief for them. He said that the government has deployed boats and assistance is being obtained from the Navy and the Air Force for rescuing lives. Meanwhile funds have been provided for the Government Agents to provide food to them. Assistance is also being provided to repair houses, and clean wells.