Tri forces personnel and rescue teams are currently involved in rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas in Weeraketiya, Neluwa, Morawaka, Deiyandara, Padukka, Bulathsinhala, Kalawana, Wellampitiya, Palindanuwara and Beliatta areas.
The death toll from the floods and landslides have risen to 91 with 110 others reported missing, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said a short while ago.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka, a statement from the ministry said.
The Office of the President has sent to the Department of Printing a list of ministers and deputy ministers along with their portfolios with instructions to gazette it before midnight today (May 26).
Military Spokesman Roshan Senevirathne told Reuters close to 400 military personnel had been deployed with boats and helicopters to help the police and civilian agencies.
The Disaster Management Center provided three 24-hour hotline numbers to obtain information on the prevailing flood condition.
An AP investigation last month found that, in the past 12 years, an estimated 2,000 such allegations have been leveled at U.
Five persons have been killed after an earth embankment collapsed onto a house belonging to a tea factory at the Doowili Ella Estate in Neluwa, Galle.
The Government has urged residents living near all rivers around the country to evacuate with their families as soon as possible as there is a danger of these rivers overflowing and creating major floods during the next 48 hours.