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Over 150 houses in Colombo suburbs damaged

At least 155 houses had been partially damaged due to the strong winds that prevailed across the Colombo suburbs.

DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili said that roofs of the houses in Moratuwa, Homagama, Dehiwala, Piliyandala, Kasbawa
were damaged following the strong winds experienced last night.

Disaster Management Centre said prevailing windy condition was likely to continue further over the island.

“Accordingly, strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph can be expected over the island particularly in Central, Northern, North-central, North-western and Uva provinces and in Trincomalee, Ampara and Hambanthota districts,” DMC said.

Disaster Management Centre advised the public to be cautious of roof collapse and tree falling during the heavy winds.