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Sri Lanka faces frequent natural disasters due to the impacts of climate change.
The deal falls under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
This will reduce when we have strong winds.
Sri Lanka has been experiencing poor air quality since at least early December.
DMC has repeatedly warned about landslides due to heavy rains
The general public has been advised to be vigilant.
Sri Lanka sees sudden heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity
Sri Lanka sees heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity
Heavy rainfall exceeding 75-100 mm can be expected in Sabaragamu, Western, Uva and North Western Provinces
Kodippili said water levels of several rivers are rising due to the continuous rain.
The Met Dept issued a red warning on Monday August 01 for strong winds and rough seas in several areas.
The department has warned against fishing and naval activities in these sea areas within the next 24 hours.
Media reports showed long queues still in Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya and Hatan areas.
People living in hilly areas and using those advised to be vigilant
Some 82 properties have been partially damaged due to floods.
Kodippili asked that residents in these areas, especially around the Kalu Ganga (river), be extremely vigilant.
"There can be very heavy showers or thundershowers, strong winds gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour."
According to the statement, 1,558 families have been resettled under the programme so far.
"Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected elsewhere in the island," it said.
Landslides will continue to be in effect until further notice in Kegalle, Kandy and Kurunegala districts.
"Most of the deaths were due to people going for a swim or a boat ride in the flood areas," said Kodippili.
The DMC has already started to evaluate the damages to pay compensation for the affected families, he said.