A mini tornado struck parts of the island early this morning damaging homes and uprooting trees.
Officials in Bingiriya said that 26 houses were damaged in the tornado and two children were also injured. They have been admitted to the Chilaw Hospital.
The mini tornado lasted just over a minute when it struck Bingiriya. Villagers in the area said to houses were completely damaged in the area. The Bingiriya Divisional Secretariat Division will provide relief to the affected families.