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Heavy Rains and Strong Winds Disrupt Daily Life in Sri Lanka

World | Reuters | May 29, 2018, 1:40 pm
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 Sri Lankans make their way to an inflatable raft to move to safer ground on the outskirts of Puttalam. Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left several dead and displaced more than 1,000, officials said. (Image: AP)

Sri Lankans make their way to an inflatable raft to move to safer ground on the outskirts of Puttalam. Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left several dead and displaced more than 1,000, officials said. (Image: AP)

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 Sri Lankans stand outside their flooded house on the outskirts of Puttalam. (Image: AP)

Sri Lankans stand outside their flooded house on the outskirts of Puttalam. (Image: AP)

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 A rag-picker carries his belongings and wades past a waterlogged road in Colombo. (Image: AP)

A rag-picker carries his belongings and wades past a waterlogged road in Colombo. (Image: AP)

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 People clean their neighborhood following floods in Malwana, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

People clean their neighborhood following floods in Malwana, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Sri Lankans push an autorickshaw through a flooded street in Biyagama. (Image: AP)

Sri Lankans push an autorickshaw through a flooded street in Biyagama. (Image: AP)

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 A woman carries a bag of rice and walks in the rain in a flood hit area in Malwana. (Image: AP)

A woman carries a bag of rice and walks in the rain in a flood hit area in Malwana. (Image: AP)

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 A woman wades through a flooded road in Biyagama., Sri Lanka (Image: AP)

A woman wades through a flooded road in Biyagama., Sri Lanka (Image: AP)

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 People wade through a flooded road in the rain in Malwana. (ImageL AP)

People wade through a flooded road in the rain in Malwana. (ImageL AP)

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 A Sri Lankan rides his cycle past a flooded road in Biyagama. (Image: AP)

A Sri Lankan rides his cycle past a flooded road in Biyagama. (Image: AP)

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 Sri Lankans wade through a flooded road in Biyagama. (Image: AP)

Sri Lankans wade through a flooded road in Biyagama. (Image: AP)

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 A Sri Lankan walks in the rain in the flood hit area in Malwana. (Image: AP)

A Sri Lankan walks in the rain in the flood hit area in Malwana. (Image: AP)

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 Villagers walk through a flooded road in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

Villagers walk through a flooded road in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man pushes his three-wheeler through a flooded road in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A man pushes his three-wheeler through a flooded road in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men walk along a flooded road in the heavy rains in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

Men walk along a flooded road in the heavy rains in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man wipes mud in front of a shop after the river overflow due to heavy rains in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A man wipes mud in front of a shop after the river overflow due to heavy rains in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 A boy paddles as he floats on a foam board on a flooded road in the heavy rains in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A boy paddles as he floats on a foam board on a flooded road in the heavy rains in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man looks at the rough sea as clouds gather above during the monsoon period in Colombo. (Image: Reuters)

A man looks at the rough sea as clouds gather above during the monsoon period in Colombo. (Image: Reuters)

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 A boy jumps into the water on a flooded road in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A boy jumps into the water on a flooded road in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 A technician works on top of the signal tower on a building as dark clouds gathered over Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A technician works on top of the signal tower on a building as dark clouds gathered over Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 Villagers travel in a boat to cross the towns near a flooded road in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

Villagers travel in a boat to cross the towns near a flooded road in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man walks along a road in the heavy rains in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A man walks along a road in the heavy rains in Malwana, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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