UPDATE ON THE POST DISASTER SITUATION IN SRI LANKA AND DIOCESE OF COLOMBO’S DISASTER RESPONSE OPERATION
(8TH JUNE 2016)
The situation in most affected areas has gradually returned to near normalcy with most people returning to their homes. The Disaster Management Centre reports that about 5700 still remain in camps, almost 90% of them in the Kegalla District where the two major earth slips took place. Search and Rescue operations have now been halted, which means that the final death toll will now be fixed at 150 persons. While monsoonal rains are continuing in the South West and Central parts of the country, no new major incidents of flooding or earth slips have been reported.