The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the reliefweb in June 2017: 

Islamic Relief forms response plan after flash flooding and landslides

Sri Lankas western and southern regions have been hit by the most severe torrential rains the country has seen since 2003, killing more than 200 people.

The downpours hit large parts of the country last week, with the areas of Kalutara, Ratnapura and Matara being most severely affected.

Mohamed Saeed, one of more than 2,000 people in Matara to receive an emergency food parcel from Islamic Relief, said: “This area often floods but this time it is severe.”

 

Read the full post on reliefweb