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Over 8,000 affected by Sri Lanka flash floods

IANS  |  Colombo 

Over 8,000 people were affected as heavy rains caused floods in Sri Lanka's and districts, the said on Monday.

Several people were evacuated from their homes due to the heavy downpour on Sunday but as the rains ceased by Monday morning, the situation was normalising, Disaster Management Centre's was quoted as saying by

He said no casualties or damages were reported but those living in low areas were urged to be vigilant. More rains were expected on Monday night.

said showers or thundershowers would occur over most provinces of the island country by Monday evening.

Heavy falls was also expected at some places, particularly in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Western provinces and in Polonnaruwa and Vauniya districts.

The monsoons, which hit in May 2017, caused heavy flooding and landslides in several districts resulting in over 200 deaths while thousands were displaced.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 12:50 IST