The death toll from floods and landslides caused by the torrential rain in Kalutara District is said to be 38 while the death toll in the Ratnapura District has climbed to 28 say reports.
According to Disaster Management Centre (DMC) a total of 7,856 individuals belonging to 2,811 families have been affected in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern Provinces due to the torrential rains.
The DMC also advised the public to evacuate from unstable slopes to minimize disasters due to landslides, rock falls and cut slope failures in Kegalle, Galle, Kalutara, Matara, Hambantota districts, if the showers continue for the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Met Department has said that rain and windy condition is expected to continue over the South-Western part of the country due to South-Western monsoon and Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and North-western provinces. Heavy rain falls of about 150 mm can be expected at some places it added.