The Disaster Management Center of Sri Lanka said that more than thousand people had been evacuated from their home due to the heavy down pour, but as the rains had ceased by Monday morning, the situation was normalizing.
He said no casualties or damages had been reported but those living in low lying areas were asked to be vigilant. The tourism was not affected as of now. He said that further rains were expected on Monday night, but there had been no warning issued thus far.
Sri Lanka’s meteorological department, in its latest weather report said showers or thundershowers would occur over most provinces of the island country by Monday evening due to the result of the south west monsoons.
Heavy falls, could also be expected at some places, particularly in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Western provinces and in Polonnaruwa and Vauniya districts, the meteorological department said.
In 2017, the southwest monsoons which hit Sri Lanka in the mid week of May caused heavy flooding and landslides in several districts across the country resulting in over 200 deaths while thousands were displaced.
The southern part of Sri Lanka is dotted with numerous tourism attractions like Induruwa Beach, Dondra Head Lighthouse, Bundala National Park, Kumana National Park, Tangalle Beach, Yala National Park Camping, Weligama Beach, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Koggala Beach, Dickwella Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach and Bentota Beach.
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