agalawatte - The death toll due to the cyclone that is harassing Sri Lanka has risen to 164 in a few days. The storm especially houses the east coast, on the Gulf of Bengal.
Due to the persistent bad weather, Sri Lanka has suffered from extreme high tide and landslides. In some places the water level has risen to a few meters above the normal level. In the countryside many villages from the outside world are closed. An estimated half a million people are struggling with the impact of the storm.
The army was shot for help and puts boats and helicopters in order to save people. The weather forecast promises little goodness in the meanwhile. Meteorologists provide continued heavy rainfall for the next 36 hours.