Unprecedented heavy rainfall on 25th May 2017 resulted in several areas especially in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Districts being inundated with floods & landslides causing heavy destruction to life and property. As torrential rains lashed the country, Caritas teams led by Fr. Anton Sriyan Fernando, Fr. Indika Anthony and Fr. Lawrence Ramanayake in the respective Dioceses of Rathnapura, Galle and Colombo undertook the needs assessments of the displaced populations during the weekend of 27th & 28th May.