COLOMBO:- Sri Lanka 's Disaster Management Center (DMC) on Thursday said 12 people had been killed and over 69,000 affected from the heavy winds and rains which lashed out across the island since last weekend. DMC Spokesperson Pradeep Kodippili said that while rains had now reduced, people who had been relocated to safe shelters were urged not to return home due to the threat of landslides. He said people living in low lying areas were also advised to be cautious as rivers had reached spill levels and could overflow if rains continued. Kodippili said a red landslide warning remained in place in the Kalutara District in the south, and people in the risk prone areas had been evacuated to safe shelters.