Sri Lanka, July 12 -- The Disaster Management Center says that approximately 550,000 people are suffering due to the dry weather that is affecting 18 districts in the island.

Assistant Director of the DMC Pradeep Kodippily said that the people who are most affected are from the Northern, Eastern and Northwestern Provinces.

Meanwhile, in strong winds that blew across Anuradhapura - Kebithigollewa Divisional Secretariat Division last evening, 60 houses were damaged.

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