Colombo, June 5 (Ada Derana): The Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Saturday that the death toll from the adverse weather conditions in parts of the island has climbed to ten.
In addition, as many as 219,207 people have been afflicted by the inclement weather, and six persons were reported to be missing.
Gampaha district adjacent to Colombo was under knee-deep water.
Earlier, the remains of four people were recovered from an earth slip at Devanagala area in Mawanella.
They victims – father (57), mother (56), son (29) and daughter (23) – had been trapped after their house was buried in an earth slip this morning.
In the meantime, a 70-year-old person also died due to an earth slip that occurred in the area of Algama, Warakapola earlier today. Further, the body of a 17-year-old girl who was buried in an earth slip at Ihalapola area in Dumbara, Ratnapura.
Top Photo of a flooded street in Gampaha is by Ajith Perera/Xinhua