At least 19 person had died and 43 persons were missing due to floods and gale force winds experienced in several parts of the country during the last three days, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday.
The DMC said 41 persons had been injured in 14 districts.
The District Secretaries have reported that 53,773 people belonging to 13,337 families have been displaced by the floods and winds; 630 houses have been destroyed and 5,094 damaged.
Fourteen deaths have been reported from the Matara district (11 from Weligama). Over 40 people have gone missing. Those rendered homeless are 13,430 (2,686 families), while 27 people have been injured. About 426 houses have been destroyed and 2,141 others damaged.
Three deaths were reported from the Galle District, where 13 persons were injured, while 9,186 persons (2,534 families) have been badly affected. Over 196 houses have been destroyed and 2,377 others damaged.