Drought disrupts ‘Yala’ season, by Manjula Fernando and Prasad Purnimal, July 14, 2019.
Over 1.5 million families in 18 districts affected. Read more
More than 565,000 people across 18 districts hit by the drought: DMC, July 13, 2019.
The prevailing drought in Sri Lanka has affected more than 565,000 people, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reported. Read more
More than 400,000 hit by drought in North, North-West: DMC, July 4, 2019.
More than 400,000 people belonging to nearly 15,000 families have been hit by the drought in the North and the North-West parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
Drought worsens lives of 117,000 people across island, April 07, 2019.
More than 117,000 people from 33,775 Sri Lankan families across the island are once again facing the double whammy of debilitating drought and the lack of water for drinking, livestock, and cultivation as of this month. Read more
Sri Lanka’s drought, failure to raise power capacity force nationwide power cuts, by Shihar Aneez, March 25, 2019.
COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s state-run power firm has imposed daily power cuts … as a drought has slashed hydro-power output. Read more
Sri Lanka floods leave 600,000 people displaced, May 31, 2017.
Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst floods in more than a decade have killed 202 people. Read more
Sri Lanka floods: Nearly 500,000 displaced as death toll rises, May 27, 2017.
At least 126 people have been killed and nearly 500,000 displaced in Sri Lanka following flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains, the government says. Read more
Devastated – Aranayaka, worst ever landslide in Sri Lanka, May 20, 2016.
Bulathkohupitiya, Aranayaka and other parts of the island struggle to come to terms with the devastation caused by torrential rains and tempestuous weather. Read more