The highest number of cases is in the region around the city of Colombo, though cases were being reported across the tropical island nation.
04 Jul 2017 2:44 PM
Many of the victims were from poor tribal communities in the remote hill district of Rangamati, close to the Indian border.
13 Jun 2017 9:00 PM
'The recovery work is still going on. The death toll could rise as many areas still remained cut off', officials said.
13 Jun 2017 5:50 PM