Fishermen have been warned and the public have been advised as a cyclone is emerging just off Sri Lanka.
The Department of Meteorology said that a deep depression located southeast of the Bay of Bengal is expected to change into a cyclone and affect Sri Lanka over the next couple of days.
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said that fishermen have been directed to stay away from engaging in fishing in the Eastern seas and between Hambantota and Jaffna.
Fishing boats in the Eastern seas have also been taken ashore to avert any damage being affected by the cyclone.
Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has also advised the public to be on vigilant over possible landslides.