In Sri Lanka in recent days, the severe storm and heavy rains have caused havoc. Four people died and more than 170,000 people were affected due to heavy rain and wind. Till Saturday morning, seven people had gone missing, while two others were injured due to bad weather.
Over 5,000 people were affected and moved to safer places, while 65 houses were damaged in the worst-affected districts.
The Center said teams have been deployed to conduct search and rescue operations, while the army is also ready to assist in the rescue efforts in the event of heavy floods.
The Met department in its latest weather report said that 150 mm of heavy rain could be expected over the weekend and urged the public to be vigilant about heavy lightning.
The department further said that the wind speed is expected to increase to 50 to 55 kmph over the North, North Central and North-Western provinces.
According to the Centre, several areas of the country were inundated after heavy rains on Saturday and a warning has been issued to the families living in low-lying areas. A landslide warning has also been issued in some districts.